How I’m Preparing for the Future

Today I’m linking up with the B-Bar to write a post that actually scares me a bit. How AM I preparing for the future? My honest first response was a 4-letter word that sounded quite similar to spit. #justsayin

How I'm Preparing for the FutureI feel like my future is a lot like this photo – everything that is close is pretty easy to decipher – but as I think further and further out, things get blurry. Sure, I could zoom in a bit – BUT unlike a gorgeous shoreline, life doesn’t make it that easy. However, I have started preparing more and more – especially after committing to my Miracle Morning routine. 

Sure, I know that I want my life on fleek, but that takes work – serious work too! The main way that I am preparing for the future is by setting a plan to master one thing in the areas of my life that I am focusing on – and creating a plan by working backwards to get there. Let me explain.

Yesterday morning, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasters, Lewis Howes, interview Jay Papasan about the one thing that you can do to increase productivity. {You can listen to the interview here.} In short, he’s saying that in order to be successful you’ve got to work on exclusively devoting yourself to determining and doing the ONE THING that you are meant to do. 

Although many of us pride ourselves on being the world’s best multitasker – it’s really not something many of us can actually master. Sure, you may be getting things done – but how well are you getting things done? What are your results? Are you getting closer to your goals? Or – are you just doing a bunch of little things that get you no where?

That’s a hard question to answer. But you’ve got to be honest with yourself.

I know that I am a mixed bag in the different areas of my life that I am focusing on {health, my business/accumulating wealth, and personal development}. 

Right now, I’m in a really good place with my health through following the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Program. I’m focusing on just doing this program and eating better. Period. Not analyzing the program and seeing what I can add, subtract, or customize – I’m just doing it… and seeing results! {On Friday I’ll be sharing a 4 week progress photo}.

With my business and personal development, I need to find my one thing and create a plan to get there. I downloaded Jay Papasan’s book {The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
} to get more clarity on this – and I am excited.

Since I’ve started my Miracle Morning practice too – I know that I have dedicated time to focus and reflect on what my ONE THING needs to be in the areas of business and personal development. For my business, I know that this will be much more strategic and centered more around achieving some income targets. I know that I need to set some time aside to develop this plan and think over what my one thing needs to be. 

For my personal development, I am currently in a 20 week program called She Creates Change – so my one thing right now is completing the program – but after that I want to set some goals for my development after it ends in September. 

So – I’ve got a plan, but as I am writing this post, I see that it is really just for the remainder of 2015. I used to LOVE planning for 3-5 years at a time, but now I find more joy in setting short term goals. It gives me time to reassess my goals when needed without the guilt complex that I normally get when I deviate from the set plan. 


And since this is a link up, please take a moment to browse through a few of the posts below too.

Meg Biram // Liska Monet // 26 and Not Counting // soak and simmer // Knowing Kelly // Carrie Loves // Alyssa J Freitas // Rae Loves // White Cabana // The Yuppie Files // Little Wild Heart // Life Modifier // The Not Quite Adult // Random Little Faves // Perfect Enough For Us // Always, Anita // Feathers and Stripes // Something Good // The Golden Letter // Leigh Clair // York Avenue // Sequins & Strawberries // Emilie Lima Burke // with love from ellie // rejoyce // Bite My Fashion // White Oak Creative // StyledbyKesha // xo lacey // Whitney Bangel Blog // always craving // Evann Clingan // Turning the Corner…Fearlessly! // IN THE GREY // Beauty and the Pitch // PRBlonde


  1. The picture you described is exactly how life is! The idea of setting shorter term goals sounds like a good idea. I may have to try that too.

    5.24.15 ·
    • Let me know if it works for you! 🙂

      5.28.15 ·
  2. I found myself getting overwhelmed my longterm goals or changing my mind about the direction of where I wanted to go in life that they weren’t relevant anymore. I like your idea of breaking things down into smaller goals!

    5.21.15 ·
    • It really helps me a lot – I keep the big picture in mind – but I try not to let it overwhelm me as much. 🙂 Let me know if you try it and it helps you some too.

      5.28.15 ·
  3. Alexandra says:

    So interested in your miracle mornings- having the time to reflect on goals is so very valuable xo

    Warm Regards,

    5.21.15 ·
  4. Ellie says:

    I listened to a Jess Lively interview with Jay Papasan too and really took it to heart! I will have to listen to the one you recommend as well! Thanks for sharing!

    5.20.15 ·
  5. I agree with you long term goals are much harder to achieve if not broken down into smaller goals and thats what I have begun to do this year, break it down to the simplest to do items daily and eventually see the results in the seeable future! The She Creates class sounds amazing and life changing I look forward to reading your thoughts once it ends!

    My workout buddy and I have just started the Kayla Workout this week. Just completed day 3!! Its such a challenging workout! Please tell me it gets easier!! I look forward to seeing your week 4 results!

    BTW Thank you for your comments on my post earlier. Its so much appreciated!!

    5.20.15 ·
  6. Rachel says:

    It’s great that you already are taking some steps to help you identify where your future will take you! Having this direction and process should help to clarify where you should be. Good luck!

    5.20.15 ·
  7. Anita says:

    I think that a five year plan can be a little unpredictable (though I’m sure it works for some people!). I prefer shorter-term goals, as well. There’s more strides to take in a shorter time frame!

    Always, Anita

    5.20.15 ·
  8. That is awesome that you are really focusing on one thing in each major area of life! You are right that we have the tendency to believe that we can multitask and do it all, but the best way to make progress is to devote yourself to one thing and really focus

    Alyssa J Freitas

    5.20.15 ·
    • Yes, indeed! It’s hard- but so worth it!

      5.20.15 ·
  9. Kelly says:

    Yes yes yes x 10000. I hate 5-year plans. I have no idea what I want in 5 years. I like to plan for the year and leave my future flexible. Things change, and I find it easier to adapt on a whim if I need to. Of course, having an idea of where you want to be in general is important, but as long as it’s not too rigid, you won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t pan out as expected.

    5.20.15 ·
    • I agree – sometimes when you are motivated to achieve goals, it gets hard when you set super long term goals and you don’t achieve them or have to change them. I’m all for having a general big picture, but setting shorter term goals.

      5.20.15 ·
  10. Lindsay says:

    I’m in a similar process too of finding that one thing and developing it as fully as I possibly can. All your links/resources are super helpful, as those are areas that I’m also trying to improve on. I think the Miracle Morning practice will be the first place I start!

    5.20.15 ·
    • Definitely! Let me know if you start and how it goes. So far I’ve been loving it.

      5.20.15 ·

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