So here’s the deal—you can plan for your whole entire life in the same way you plan for your career. Just like setting professional goals and coming up with strategies to achieve them at work, you can actually work on finding your purpose to create the life you want. This is, essentially, the basis of life coaches.
Coach and author of The Joy of Strategy, Allison Rimm says, “To create a meaningful plan, you need a structured approach that guides you, step by step, through the process of defining what is most important to you and what you must do to get it.” But how do we get there? And can you really wrap your mind around treating your life in the same measured, methodical way as you treat your career? We know that finding your purpose isn’t necessarily easy or straightforward for everyone, so we’re here to help with 10 ways to properly strategize the rest of your life.
1. What do you really want?
When it comes to finding your purpose, this is the foundation of everything. You need to start by asking yourself what it is that you truly desire in life. Once you identify what you want your life to be, you’ll be able to envision your ideal future and start working toward it.