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What is an Action Plan? 

 Change your thinking, change your actions, change your success!    

Begin by designing a simple roadmap placing your 2017 goal at the top.  (instructions below)

NOTE:   Take all the time you need to plan each step of your goal. As insurance against failure, take all the  time you need to plan the small steps inside the bigger steps.


  1. Compare life after success, to life without success.  How does success feel in your body?  How does no success feel in your body?
  2. Then go on to figure out ALL possible traps to derail success. 
  3. THEN do a Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C, strategize in advance for each possible trap. 
  4. Your larger life picture builds deeper commitment and frequently bypasses possible traps that take you back to old failures.


Write down a detailed description of your goal including:   

  1. What will be different after the goal is met? 
  2. Get clear about why that difference is important to your future
  3. Write out how meeting the goal will change each of the 8 life categories (Categories: Career, Finances, Health, Recreation, Family, Environment {where and how we live}, Personal Growth, Romance)

Next, list a few possible plans, taking the time to anticipate both positive and negative impact on the 8 life categories above. 

Choose the best plan to achieve your desired goal  
Expect and accept any kind of change triggers a little chaos in your life. 
Create mini-action plans for each step in your strategy.


Answer:  an Action Plan subdivides the overall goal down into several lists detailing each step which is then broken down even further into mini-steps.  Each step needs:

It’s own mini goal 
(within the larger goal).  An intention – answering the questions; 

  • Why is this step important? 
  • When will I complete it?
  • List of resource people who will help
  • Time-line for completion
  • Milestones Checklist

Successful completion of your goal begins with successful completion of the mini-goals within each of the larger goals.  Complete the mini-goals and the bigger goals slide into completion more easily.  Celebrate every mini-goal completed as a huge win! Change how your think! Change how you ACT! 

Some roadmaps are written onto timelines.
Some people prefer a notebook.
Others prefer to work with post-it notes and file cards they can move around at will, until they create puzzle pieces that fit together to complete the goal. 

Whichever method you choose, feel good about your goal being workable and exciting.  Stay energized by celebrating every win.

There are two areas that will block you from moving forward with your goal.

1. Old stories, issues or situations have left a perception about your inability to be successful. This includes your old standby solution; the one you always turn to that is sure to bring you back to the same old outcome. Repeating old failures with new goals reinforce your perception of never being successful.

2. Resistance - Unconscious resistance shows up when you need to make decisions to move forward. Sometimes resistance shows up as bright shiny objects to divert you from getting started. If this is the issue, can you practice noticing resistance and then doing one new action to kickstart your work.

To deal with old stories that form resistance patterns:

Review the story, memory or situation that keeps popping into memory or distracting your sleep.

  • Write down the story in brief bullets
  • Notice how similar it is to other old stories.
  • Look for what thoughts or feelings get in the way of your   
  • enthusiasm for each goal you gave up, or sabotaged.

In searching for Resistance, you will find that resistance comes from a story line you don't want to acknowledge because you will have to face something about yourself.

  • Begin by writing down every story  as it pops up.
  • Make it brief but be sure to get the story from beginning to end with your feelings, your expectations and your disappointments, guilt etc.
  • Write one memory/story per page.
  • When you have several memories written down. Read through them and find a storyline that keeps replaying in some way in each of the memories.
  • Highlight the storyline on each page.
  • Look for your reactions, see if there are recurring feelings. Highlight those in another colour.

Consider: If your option/choice/decision brings you back into a similar storyline, you will automatically resist beginning to work through this new goal.

If you are having trouble starting to put your goals onto a timeline or even look for the options to begin to work on your goal, it may be because your goal has an old story attached.

To move past the old memory ask these questions below each story and answer them in writing.

  • Was the story true?
  • If not completely true what was true about this story?
  • What was not true?
  • What was your part in the situation?
  • What could you have done differently?
  • Create a new imaginary ending to turn the situation in your favour. How would the outcome of your new actions change the ending of your new imaginary story?  

What is your Ahaaa moment in reworking this story? What will you do differently next time?Courageous Path Empath Support provides unique support  to empaths in all walk of life, all ages, and all three genders.  We hope that this goals and success template helps to get you thinking and acting differently.  If you have questions or need a little more direction please be sure to contact or use this Contact Form.  

Goals and Success Setting


Strategies 2017 

​2017 Goals Success Template 


Goals Roadmap Homework


Resistance Homework

Designing The Action Plan

All material copyright to Sue Rumack, Pulse of Awakening,  2015.  
All rights reserved. Do not copy or share any part of this document for publication or inclusion in teaching materials without written consent from Sue Rumack.