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Thursday, June 19, 2008

How to Plan for a Successful Future

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"I really want to make it in life, but I don't know how!" Not knowing how to set yourself up for a successful future can be frustrating. Here are a few suggestions.


  1. Get into your bedroom and close the door. Make sure your siblings are watching TV in the living room or playing out side.
  2. Go through your life thoroughly. What is your gift? What do you want to be in the future? What is your passion? (i.e. something you would love to do even if you were not paid to do it.)
  3. Write it down. Most of the people who have achieved their dreams took the first step towards achieving them: they wrote them down.
  4. Plan a route to get there. Write down what ever it will take you to reach your dream.
  5. Put your piece of paper where you can see it and remind yourself of your goals.
  6. Work your plan. Put it into action by following the route to your dream. It may mean adjusting a lot of things in your life, but it will be worth it one day. Just ask Tiger Woods!
  7. Start a savings account and deposit 25% of your monthly income. Then when you need to buy a car, etc., you'll already have a lot of what you'll need.
  8. Dismiss negativity and begin to speak your future in the present. This will assimilate into your mind and help you to persevere towards your dream.


  • The difference between a big shot and a little shot is that a big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting!
  • Talk to your parents, guidance counselors, etc., about what they think you would be good at and how to get there. You may not want to, but remember, they went through this too.


  • Ignore criticism, stay focused.
  • Don't do drugs.
  • Believe in yourself.

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