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Plan, Gather, and Protect
It’s clear your education, your experiences, your connections, and your existing resources shape the abilities you have today. Consider:
How you think–What you know–How you use what you know;
How you make money–How you protect yourself and family-e.g., shelter;
Which opportunities you can recognize and take advantage of;
all define, to some extent, your abilities…in other words, what you are capable of. You operate within this system of knowledge, this infrastructure, and within the groups of people you know. All of this is, in essence, your ‘operating system’.
Are you where you want to be? Is your system currently working for you? How do you know?
If your answer is ‘no’ or ‘I don’t know’ then you are most likely looking to make some changes. But what changes? How soon do you want to make them? What will you need to do to turn those changes into the results and reality that you seek?
You will need to make a plan. You can find some tips for getting started here.
It is likely that the change you seek may require you to acquire new ideas and skills. You’ll want to do an inventory of your current abilities and compare them to what living where your change will take you requires. You may need to improve your capabilities by developing new ones. In the process, you will gather the insights, the mentors, and the connections you need to achieve your goals.
Realize that it has taken you time to get to where you are today. You will need to allow yourself time to gather what you need for any change you’re making. Read more about this preparation step and add what you learn into your plan to acquire the skills.
As you’ve probably guessed, distractions…man-made, self-made, or natural will occur along your way. You will want to protect your basic needs from disaster or temporary disruptions with tips you can find here. But you will also need to stay focussed on your new direction or path. Learn how your written plan can protect your path.
You will build and prune, and, in time, create a newer system that will nurture you to new goals.