A Clear and Certain Future: An Integrated Life Planning Process bridges the gap between the need to set goals and the need to stick to those goals. It teaches readers how to find out what they want to do, be and have before changing their lives.
Whether individuals are making decisions for themselves, or are assisting others as they plan some aspect of their lives, A Clear and Certain Future provides a framework to make informed decisions. Using dozens of examples and exercises, this book offers step-by-step advice to combine all the elements of life into an integrated whole.
Included in A Clear and Certain Future are four new tools specifically developed to accomplish this task.
The first tool and the foundation of the book, is the two-part goal setting process. It simplifies goal setting by dividing it into two parts-problem solving and decision-making. The process starts with the individual's daily activities, progresses through the goal setting process and ends with their unwritten mission in life.
The second tool is a set of ten keys. The ten Keys to a Balanced Life classify all the items that are on an individual's someday list into the ten key areas of human endeavor.
The third tool helps readers find their ideal occupation. For the purpose of the My Ideal Occupation tool, an occupation is what they do to occupy their time, paid or unpaid, regardless of their age or stage of their life.
The fourth tool is Two Why's to discover the readers' motives. Once they know what their motives are, they will have a clear vision of why they do the things they do and will be certain of why they want to do them.
Sprinkled throughout the text are Reality Checks to reinforce the key ideas that have been presented.