So your vacation’s coming up – Have you got the bags packed? Got everything you need? What’s first on the schedule?
No matter how many times we have a vacation it’s always the same routine – do this, go there, see that and meet them. Think back to your last vacation, how did you spend it?
My last vacation was over the X-Mas holidays and I was able to soak in the sun for 10 days at my mother’s place.
It was good to get away from all the hustle and bustle of things but, as is the case with any vacation, we had some things we wanted to do.
We had to meet some friends for a beach party, organize a hotel for some friends, get some clothes, do this and that, you know the drill.
Naturally we made a plan so that we made sure we fit everything in and didn’t forget anything.
That’s the way a vacation works. Nearly every one of us has spent hours online or at a travel agent going over the various possibilities that exist. There’s no way to squeeze everything in so some sacrifices need to be made. Sometimes there are money constraints, sometimes time constraints. Everything needs to be taken into consideration if we’re going to get the most out of our holidays.
But a few years back I heard something of one of the CD collections of the late Jim Rohn that really made me think. He said that most people spend more time planning their vacations than their lives.
Yikes, how true. I don’t know about you but I didn’t have a plan for my life and had never thought about even making one.
So while my vacation went off without a hitch, my life wasn’t quite where I wanted it. Maybe you can relate.
8 years ago I got started after reading Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” But it wasn’t until a few years later when I really understood what I wanted out of life and how I wanted to do it.
Now I have a plan. It’s on my fridge at home for me to look at whenever I get a drink of water.
I have goals. Yearly goals. Monthly goals, Weekly goals. And even daily goals.
I have my homework. To accomplish the goals I’ve got work that needs to be done.
I still look forward to my vacations each year but I look forward to my future even more.