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Chapter 5

When you try something new, do you plan your steps or do you plunge headlong into your new project? Do you know how important a plan is to overcoming obstacles? Here is an excerpt from chapter 4 of Finding Your Personal Mission.

Many years ago, I started something that I came to call “creative cooking.” It involved creating an entirely new recipe which I would then try on unsuspecting family members. I still do this from time to time, and it’s always a risky venture. But I learned very quickly that proper planning can lower the risk a great deal.

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When looking at what I wanted to do when I ‘grew up,’ it took me a while to realize that staying in the area of strength was the way for me to go when I wanted to find my personal mission. It didn’t end there, however. I had to let go of my anger with myself and others. I had to fix my attitude. (Right about now anyone that knew me is agreeing with this statement.) I also had to establish and write down a plan of how I would achieve this mission. The exact same applies to you. Take the time to understand what skills you have; what you bring to the table, conquering impostor syndrome. Forgive yourself. Check the attitude. (We’ve all got one.) Write down a plan on your goal and how to get there. It isn’t enough to have a goal if you don’t have a plan to get there.

One of the most important steps in overcoming suicide is the plan you make to get there. Don’t skip this step.

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