Backwards Planning

Start with your goal. Make it bold. Now make it even bolder. Then think about the last step before your final goal and what the steps are proceeding that. In this way, build a bridge from the vision to the present. Do it on paper. Draw a circle in the far right top corner of a piece of paper or in your journal with a vivid description of your goal. Then make three or four circles to the left of the first circle and draw arrows linking the circles. Write the steps you need to take to reach your goal in the circles. Have fun with the process. Use color and images.