How to Create a 5 Year Plan for Your Future

Have you ever put a plan in place for your future?  Maybe you have put plans in place but you have been disappointed with the result, I am going to share with you a tactic that I used years ago to set up a map for five years into my future. It is going to transform and change how you operate and how you look into your future.

Is your future ever a little fuzzy? Maybe you are one of those people who just says, “You know what, in five years my life is not going to be anything like what is now and I can never set up and map out what that’s going to look like,” I’m going to give you a plan and give you a path to help you create a plan for your future.


You might not achieve everything on this five-year plan. In fact, when I did this a few years ago, I probably achieved about 80% to 90% of my plan.

What’s fantastic is that I was able to achieve some of the goals that I thought were going to be extremely difficult and some of the goals that I thought were going to be easy, didn’t get achieved. But what’s great is it set me on the right trajectory so I could plan and map out what I wanted in my future.

So here’s the plan and path to follow:

You are going to set up goals for your ONE YEAR and FIVE YEAR future. Write these goals in paragraph form about where you would like to be and what you want to be doing in four different areas.

Paragraph 1: Write where do you want to be personally.

  • What type of a person are you?
  • What are you doing?
  • Where are you spending your time personally one-year into the future?

Paragraph 2: Where are you from a business standpoint?

  • What’s your job?
  • What businesses do you have?
  • What are you doing to create that future for you?
  • Where are you spending your time making and earning a living or making and earning income?

Paragraph 3: What are the relationships that you have in your life?

  • What are the key relationships – whether it’s a spouse or key business partners or family?
  • What are the relationship that are helping to build you up and help you go after what you’re looking for?

If you don’t have a lot of good relationships in your life, having better relationships might be something you want to write down for your one year plan.

Paragraph 4: Where are you physically?

I don’t mean like how much do you weigh, I mean:

  • What are you doing to keep yourself physically in shape?
  • What’s your energy level like?
  • What are you doing with your day-to-day?

These four paragraphs are for ONE YEAR in the future.

Once you put that one-year path together, your future in a year is more clear.

Next is the challenging part.

Now you need to write down what FIVE YEARS into your future looks like.2.26-Newsletter-Quote

If you have kids, map out the five years and map out how old they are. Map out how old you’re going to be and write down your five year goals for those same four areas:

1. Personal
2. Business
3. Relationships
4. Physical

Once you have those written down:

– Reflect on them

– Read through them

-Refine them if you need to

Here’s the important part: Next, SHARE them with somebody important in your life. If you are married, share it with your spouse. If you are in a relationship, share it with your significant other. If you don’t have a relationship and you’re trying to figure that part out, maybe that’s in your goals. But share it with somebody that you know is going to be in your life five years from now so you can go back and revisit with them.

If you have enjoyed this video, leave a comment in the section below and let me know what part really set out to you that helped you grow and move forward.

I hope this plan did a little bit to transform who you are today, and puts you on the right path to a future full of success.