Success is intentional 

Life is really a journey, and as I take it I try to learn from the previous year to improve the next.

Here is a short journey on my year planning experience from 2018 – 2020

2018 for me saw a start to intentional success. Prior to that year, I had always made yearly plans but this time, I intended to give it a drive. I decided to make the year about decisions.

You have planned enough, time to make decisions.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. Amelia Earhart

I guess we are about 1-3 decisions away from our goal/dream. Think about it well, a decision you made in the past has resulted in what you experience in the future (the person you dated, the program you studied, the investment you made, etc). I realised that if I really wanted to see better life outcomes, I needed to make decisions.

 

Changing the narrative from 2018 plans to 2018 decisions, I made it simpler to comprehend. I listed the 7 most important areas in my life, then the top 3 decisions to make in each area (come to think of it, 7 was probably too much for me at that time).

 

The truth is this – many of us want outcomes in areas we have not made a decision yet, but what we need to realise is that the bigger our desired outcome, the bigger the decision (I’m still learning on decisions though).

 

Sometimes we are scared of making a decision. In the process of making decisions, I learnt a simple framework I believed help me: OPPORTUNITY vs RISK (would speak more later).

I learnt from the decision model and found areas to improve for 2019, would share the insight and transformation later.

Here’s your takeaway – in 2020, you need to make a decision(s). What to start, what to stop, …

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult. Helen Mirren

*Next is 2019