What’s Your Plan?

I read a great quote this week and it is a powerful one.  Jim Rohn, and American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker said the following:

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

You likely fit into someone else’s plan somewhere. Many people have your best interests in mind. For example; your parents, your spouse, your teachers, your best friends or your church leaders all want the very best for you and your future. When you start moving to the outer circles of your relationships, which may contain other friends, coaches, professors or employers, you will likely find that they are less interested in what is good for you and more interested in what is best for them. This is normal. The person that is best suited to plan your life around your own unique gifts, interests and passions is you!

Specifically, employers will be interested in your development if it benefits the company. This is not evil or underhanded, but financially responsible. You must take advantage of what your employer has to offer in the area of experience and training, but ultimately you need to make sure that it fits into your plan for your future, or you need to make a change. Hopefully you think about this often, so that too many months or years don’t pass by and you begin to feel like you are wasting your time and your potential.

For you teenagers, you may have friends that have lots of plans for what you should do with your spare time. This may or may not fit into your goals for your future in school or your future career path. Only you can determine what you will do with your spare time. There are so many books you can read, or websites to research, or businesses you could create that are all about your passions and interests. You can still have fun with your spare time, but maybe some of your fun can have more of a purpose.

Other people may have a plan for your future, but what is your plan? Ultimately this is what matters. I encourage you to get advice, seek council, and make this a matter of prayer. God has a plan for your future, and that is to become what He has created you to be. Take some time today to discover what that might be!

About The Author

Duane Rockensock

Duane (Rocky) Rockensock is a husband, a dad, and the National Reconditioning Manager for AmeriGas Propane. Since he was a teenager, Duane has loved hearing the stories of how people have started creative businesses or found ways to use their talents to accomplish amazing things. For that reason he started this blog to encourage teens and adults to find their purpose and to provide the tools and resources to make that happen!