The Model

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

This book is a practical guide to your life plan.  ANY life plan can fit into the model of this book.  This means that this life plan workbook, in general, is descriptive and non-prescriptive.  The prescriptive part is that we will use reason; we will not base our thinking on whims or the supernatural.  You can use this workbook to work out a plan for your life, but you will not find the specific answers to your life’s challenges.  This book will simply help you uncover your own answers.

The What do you want to do with your life? Life Plan is built around a simple model that offers  systematic way to bring out and organize your thoughts about yourself.  The model then enables you to identify and describe the different alternatives you can imagine for yourself, analyze them, come to a conclusion, and then make a decision.

At the end of this program, you will be able to decide your answer to The Question.

We will look at:
•  Your Past
•  Your Present
•  Your Future

You will work on each of these parts in its own right, but we will go back and forth a bit as we progress.  The Alternatives you create will be supported by the hard facts the Who, Where, Why, What, How, and When.

We will use the following approach to find an answer to The Question:

1. Go through your background.
2. Go through your present.
3. Get ideas for the future by using the models and techniques for raising awareness.
4. List the alternatives.
5. Analyze the alternatives using The Checklist.
6. Mitigate the alternatives until you are satisfied.
7. Arrive at a conclusion.
8. Make The Decision and have the resolve to take action.
9. Execute the alternative.
10. Review.

Your life and your life plan is not something written in stone; it is a continuous work in progress.  As you move along in your life, your values, your philosophy and your priorities will change.  You will therefore come back to your life plan again and again to mitigate it and refine it.  This is a natural part of your life plan.  You will plan for changes, risks, surprises, uncertainties, and personal development in a positive way.  You want to expect serendipity.

Free Workbook: “what do you want to do with your life?”
Allowing Ourselves to Ask the Question

Table of Contents


I. Chapter One: Introduction to Life Planning


II. Chapter Two: Your Past



III. Chapter Three: The Influence Of Generations



IV. Chapter Four: Your Present



V. Chapter Five: Your Future



VI. Chapter Six: Your Alternatives



VII. Chapter Seven: Making The Decision

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