13 thoughts on “Writing A Long Term Plan for Your Life and Writing”

  1. I love that quote by Henry David Thoreau – hopeful and threatening at the same time ;). The older I get, the more I am inclined to consider long term planning. The truth is i just wasn’t capable of it before. And even now, I am only just beginning to be receptive to the idea. It feels good to me, the long term dreaming though – I might indulge myself in some this weekend :)

  2. I’ve actually found that if the dream is radically different from the life you lead and/or you have significant issues to get through on the way, a dream can take many years to manifest. And sometimes it changes over that time as life changes.

    1. That is my experience too. The dream changes as we do.
      I do find that there is some fundamental core of the dream that doesn’t change and that is what I try to see unfolding.

  3. This really is very powerful, Karen. I think I find it difficult to find the time to really sit with my dreams. I have thoughts along the way, but to seriously focus, contemplate, write them down and then make them clear enough to even know if they are realized–that’s the challenge. I do wonder…thank you, Karen. Something for me to think about. D

    1. Debra, I am a dreamer in many ways, but like you I have actually found it difficult to truly sit with my dreams.
      In years past, I’ve tended to think a lot about my dreams, write them down and take little steps with them, but my follow through hasn’t always been good with my biggest dreams because they were the ones that require long-term thinking, planning and action.
      At the beginning of this year, I started working on developing a useful long-term mindset. I’m still working on finding the balance of living in the now and keeping a focus on longer term goals. I’m finding that giving myself a ten year horizon with my big dreams is inspiring me to take more action in the now. Having fun with it all helps too! May you have fun with whatever planning benefits you now :)
      Karen

  4. I am a huge dreamer and believe in miracles; some of them have come true… but not the way I expected. Right now, I’m waiting on a miracle; a blessing…. TY!

  5. Dreaming is easy for me…long term planning is a whole other thing. hehe
    “If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” This was a good reminder for the day.

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