How to Overcome Your Resistance to Planning

When people talk about planning, do you tend to have the thought, “Why create a plan, it’s only going to change”?

Or do you have this thought, which is the real resistance? “If I create a plan and it doesn’t happen then I will have failed.”

If so, take a deep breath! You’re not alone, and I’ve taken on the challenge of shifting this paradigm for you through this article.

The above scenario is common among adventurous entrepreneurs and free spirits who embrace the “live in the moment” mindset. After all, there is a lot of truth to the famed quote by Allen Saunders, often misattributed to John Lennon:

Yes. Life is unpredictable, and can often knock us off center. But that is precisely why we must be clear – clear enough to put it in writing – our vision of what we intend to create. 

Something shifts when you take the time to plan something on paper. It forces you to get specific about how you’re going to get from here to where you want to go, and when you get specific, you are challenged to take concrete actions in real time, in the real world. 

It’s a critical step in getting your dream out of your head and heart and grounding it in physical reality.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

And another thing I’ve found is that when you have a written plan, you can actually relax into the flow of Life. It sounds paradoxical, but it actually frees you, because you’ve thought things through. And if Life throws you a curve ball, you are much better equipped to come up with an alternative strategy to handle it.

I know most Law of Attraction gurus tell you not to worry about the how, but this is very misleading. It is true that life is unpredictable and we must not be attached to our plans, because it can exclude that magical element of synchronicity and the mysterious force we often call Grace from supporting us, but it is very important for us to utilize all our inner resources to achieve our dreams.

We must understand that the whole purpose of going for your dreams is to grow as a human being – to unfold your potential so you can live at your highest expression you are capable of.

So at Visionary Yoga, we teach a balanced approach that utilizes the visionary capacity of your right brain and the strategic genius of your left brainThe key is to do just the right amount what I call “energy priming” – the visualizations and affirmations and other subtle practices, and back it up with solid, real-world actions on a consistent basis toward your goals and dreams.

People often think of Yoga as a “spiritual” path, which they think of as something you do in the privacy of your meditation cushion or yoga mat, and is mostly divorced from the practical domains of life, such as work, business, money or relationships.

But Yoga is actually an eminently practical approach to cultivate your highest expression as human beings in every domain of life.

We can take the deeper connection to ourselves that we cultivate through our physical body, breath and awareness, and use our expanded perspective to design and shape our lives in the direction of our highest aspirations.

Let’s get this straight: Yoga is a system for you to evolve and move your life forward!

Over the past 16 years, I’ve used my Visionary Planning Process to materialize everything from a 6-year fellowship grant that allowed me to live and study Yoga and Ayurveda in India to becoming a published author to building a six-figure business that allows me to take at least four adventure trips every year.

Each time, I harnessed the power of planning, by taking the very same steps I share in my Envision 2019: The Essential Guide to Planning Your Best Year Ever.

So I’d love to know – where are you in your planning process?

Do you love planning or dismiss it as a waste of time?

Do you have a proven process, or are you simply winging it?

No matter where you are in your journey, be sure to grab my value-packed guide, Envision 2019: The Essential Guide to Planning the Best Year Ever. 

It’s a value-packed workbook that will help you flesh out your plan to turn your Vision into reality.

Now I want to hear from you!

What’s your relationship to planning? Where are you at and what are your challenges?

Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to serve you right where you’re at:)

PLEASE NOTE: For each comment post below, you get one entry into a final drawing for a one-on-one consultation with me where we’ll work together to:

  • Clarify your vision
  • Identify your hidden challenges and
  • Get motivated with a New Clarity to take your Best Next Steps toward your Dreams.

The Envision 2019 Guide is my heartfelt gift to you. Simply click here to access it and stay tuned for more actionable content to set you up to make 2019 the Best Year Ever!

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