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The Road To Success: Life Mapping

Apr 17, 2008
We have all been on a trip at one point or another in our lives. In order to succeed in traveling, one must have a starting point, as well as a destination. This is how it is in life too. In order for us to get where we need and want to be in life, we must have a starting point, as well as a destination. If we want to succeed in life, it is absolutely important to create a life map. Life mapping is about preparing for your travel on the road to success. If you want to create a life map, this guide will instruct you on how to do just that. If you want to create a life map - you will need just a few things to get you started on your travels. You will need your starting point, a destination plan, a vehicle, a little luggage for supplies, a few key landmarks, and finally, a route.

Starting Point

Every single map on the market offers numerous possibilities when it comes to starting points. Your starting point in life is easy to identify when it comes to life mapping. It is right where you are - at this point in time, right this minute. Naturally, there are many places that you actually serve when it comes to your current standing in life. In order to truly identify where you are in life at the current time, you must evaluate all of these different areas. They include:

- Your current values
- Financial status
- Social status
- Professional status
- Religious status
- Cultural status
- Civil status

When starting on your travels on the road to success, it is necessary to ensure that all of these things are considered when establishing your starting point.

Destination Plan

The destination plan is your expectations of where you want to be in your life. Many individuals view this as their "dream" or "vision" in life. You may want to accomplish certain goals, or adjust the attitudes that you have about certain situations and people. Perhaps you want to change some bad habits. The choice is ultimately yours. However, in order to succeed on your path to success, the destination plan is an essential component.

Vehicle

Your "vehicle" in life mapping is a very important tool. It is your mode of transportation on the road to success. This is the "mission" that you take in life. It is also the tools and resources that you need to use in order to get to where you want to be in life. This may be job training courses, college courses, moving to a new area, etc., it all depends on you and the goals that you have.

Luggage

The luggage that you require when it comes to life mapping is the knowledge that you have, the skills that you possess, as well as the attitudes that you have about various components of your life. In order to obtain the goals that you want in life, it is often necessary to adjust your attitudes on things, it is often important to increase your knowledge, and enhance the skills in order to succeed on your road to success.

Landmarks

There are certain landmarks that you will need to experience on your road to success in order to know that you are taking all of the right paths. These are short term goals that you can use in order to reach your final destination. Examples may include earning certain college degrees, acquiring studies in certain subjects, and similar tasks.

Route

The route that you choose to take on the road to success is ultimately up to you. However, it is vital that you ensure that all of the above components are included in your route. If you do, you are sure to succeed!
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Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of My-Personal-Growth.com, a site that provides information and articles for self improvement and personal growth and development.
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