WHY PLANNING IS ESSENTIAL---EVEN THOUGH MOST DON’T WORK AS PLANNED

By Eric Wentworth, author of A Mindful Career and A Plan for Life, and lecturer of Enso Circle Space


Everyone wants to live their best life.

The need for love, good health, wealth, a purposeful and rewarding career, adventure, knowledge, and a meaningful existence is a universal quest.

It’s also an elusive quest. One that few will fully attain.

According to a Gallup poll, fewer than 6% of all people are happy with every area of their life. And only two in three people are happy with even one of the key categories that are the ingredients in a well-lived life: health, wealth, career, education, where they live, relationships and love, and most important of all . . . themselves.


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

--- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French author of The Little Prince



Life has become exponentially more complicated in the 21st Century.

2000 seems so long ago.

In little more than two decades the world has fundamentally changed. Forever. And in dramatic ways few could have imagined.

Here’s a few of the things we have had to adjust to since 2000.

A viral pandemic killing nearly a million Americans.

The Great Recession.

Facebook.

The smartphone.

Climate change.

Twitter.