Too many people whine about not having the life they want. The main reason people fall short of their own expectations is the same reason most companies fail to achieve their objectives: poor planning and execution. In fact, I am amazed at how many successful executives create strategy for their business, leaving their life to chance. Often it's more comfortable (note I didn't say easier) to complain and blame outside factors for lack of accomplishment or unhappiness than to take time to work on life rather than in it. 

How would you describe the course of your life?

  • Following a plan of steps you think you should take to be successful in life?
  • Going with the flow of whatever showed up in your life?
  • Doing the opposite of the plan someone else told you that you should follow?
  • Or consciously deciding the best plan for you and taking steps to make it happen?

Have you slowed down enough lately to even consider the question?