Choosing A Life Path
How prepared were U for life when U left your parents’ home and went out on your own? Maybe U went to college first, then out into the world, or maybe U went right into the workforce and started earning a living. How did U want your life story to go back then? I would guess that U have learned a lot about life and about yourself since then. Do U wish U had taken a little more time to think about your future and plan a few things before starting out? What do U tell you children about planning and about thinking and having a strategy for their lives’?
The company I founded, LifeLongU™, creates and distributes guides, workbooks and some videos which are designed to help U develop yourself into the person U want to become by helping U define who U will be as the main character in your own life story. We realize that everyone is on a path in life, but maybe not a path that includes continual self-development and improvement to becoming a better person and learning to do things they may not yet be able to do. This takes planning, usually some education or training and also some specific action.
Going through any of the LifeLongU™ programs is taking action. It is U educating yourself on how to plan your tomorrow and your future life. It is your first steps to becoming the person that will do the things your main character in your life story does and working on a plan to become the person who does them. It is taking action, deciding on the better paths U want to take and moving in those directions.
What we want to help U achieve by going through our workbooks is to really think about what U want your life story to be in your future, look at some pathways that interest U and then learn more about them. The truth today is that U can have multiple paths to follow and most of us do. U can study to learn a specific trade, skill or talent, but U don’t have to stick with it your entire life. U can change and go down a different pathway by adding different skills, knowledge or talents. Maybe even change your entire direction.
Will U become the main character in your life story after going through one workbook, probably not. But it may be your first big step. To become that person, U need to take more steps and U need a direction to go. Right now, U may be at the “crawl-walk” stage of your life planning. Everyone starts moving forward by learning to crawl and walk, right? Then they learn how to run, then to drive and maybe even to fly. There is a first step U need to take. Crawl, then walk, then run, then drive, then fly. When U learn and put into practice all U can, U will go farther and faster than ever before. Who knows what your true potential really is in your life or in what stage U reach it?
Our workbooks and guides were created to help U become aware and to think about some of the things U may want in or for your own life and to provide some additional ways to learn even more about yourself from other individuals. Learning more about the different topics will help U become better prepared for your future.
Many individuals have been introduced to different opportunities throughout their lives. The more skills they have or the more prepared they are to act on those opportunities, the better off they may be in their future. We want to help U be prepared, to have a plan and to work your plan. Things will come up, and some rain will fall, but by having a plan and communicating that plan to your loved ones for their support as U work through it, U should be able to weather any storm and bring more sunshine into your days. It might sound a little hokey, but it really is that simple. Understanding where U want to go and how to get there, learning as much along the way as possible and allowing others to help U is part of life planning, and it all begins with taking a first step in the right direction.
Part of the life planning process is to simply walk through the many areas U will undoubtedly go through in your own life. U will work and have a career, and U will have to deal with money, finances, health, and relationships. Hopefully, U will have a life outside of work — maybe some traveling, seeing new things, exploring the world and nature, or maybe developing new or strengthening current beliefs. If U haven’t already, U will begin to fully understand the fulfillment U can get by helping others. U will also grow older, and, at some point, your life will come to an end and U will move on.
Having a life plan now will help U be prepared to face many more events in your life. It does not have to be like it was when U first left your parents’ home. A plan effectively worked throughout your life will enable U to achieve much more than without a plan. U are going to live your life either way, so why not have some plans that help U become who U want to be in your future. Be that main character in your own life long plan and story and reach your full potential. Decide on who your main character will be, pick your directions to go and take your first steps and work to become that person.
Gary J Kiecker