Is It Better to Have a Life Plan or a Life Philosophy?

by  Jon Mertz  |  Self Leadership

Much has been written about the importance of a life plan. Even more has been written and promoted about steps to develop one. All of this is positive, but is it the right approach?

Life plans without a life philosophy will not survive in the long haul.

Life plans set a direction and key objectives to pursue. It may even include key milestones to check along the way. Again, all positive. However, what is the meaning behind the plan? What character traits are embedded in plan? What is the aim of the plan in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, or a lifetime?

When a life philosophy and life plan come together, this is where the true power is realized. To gain further clarity on this situation, let’s unbox it.

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Jon Mertz is one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business and author of Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders. At Thin Difference, Jon writes and facilitates a conversation on how to empower, challenge, and guide the next generation of leaders.  »  View Profile

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