I always plan my activities and try to achieve them according to the plan and this helps me to complete things on time without postponing them. I think planning is essential in everyone’s life. I would like to describe a plan which is not related to my work or study that I made long back. I am a traveller and I like to explore new places every year. I travel 3 times a year. I planned to go to ‘Bhutan’ before the lockdown was imposed.
Because of the pandemic, I am unable to travel and got stuck in my home. When I was a kid, I heard lots about ‘Bhutan’ and always dreamt of visiting that country. Bhutan is a unique country both culturally and environmentally and the capital of Bhutan is Thimphu. The picturesque country of Bhutan is home to some spectacular landmarks such as Haa Valley, Tiger’s Nest, Mo Chu River, Buddha Dordenma and so on. Bhutan has continually been ranked as the happiest country in all of Asia, and the eighth happiest country in the world according to Business Week.
All tourists must obtain a visa before arriving in Bhutan and tourists should book their travel through a local licensed tour operator. Visa clearance takes no longer than 72 hours. To reach Bhutan, you need to book a flight and Paro International Airport is the only entry point to Bhutan by air. This airport is particularly dangerous due to its location in a deep valley which is surrounded by mountain peaks high as 5000 metres.
I can say it is not only a plan; it is also a dream for me to visit Bhutan. I get a chance to meet local people over there and understand their culture and traditions. It will be completely a new experience. As it is the oldest country, I can also learn about the architecture and infrastructure of the country and enjoy some adventurous trips. I would feel happy and lucky if this plan would become successful.
- Postpone – Delay, Reschedule
- Explore – Search, Tour
- Picturesque – Attractive, Scenic
- Spectacular – Stunning, Impressive
Part 3 Follow Up - Questions & Answers
1. Do you think it is important to a person to have a career plan?
Of course, everyone needs to have a career plan in their life. One should decide what they are interested in and plan accordingly. I believe planning gives you much needed direction and makes it clear where you see yourself in future.
2. How do most people plan their future education and their future career?
People choose their career based on their education. I think parents and relatives play major role here, when deciding what we need to study and what coursed we need to enroll. Coming to future career, people look for potential career options based on their qualifications and develop a career plan by assessing salary and other benefits
3. Do you think its important to include the factor of one's salary in a career plan?
Salary enhances quality of living and according to me, it is most important factor to be included in a career plan, because it is indicator of success and happiness. At the same time, job satisfaction, career growth should be considered while planning a career.
4. Do you think planning is important or waste of time?
I think planning is important, it is a sort of time table. A strategic plan is a tool that moves your practice towards a goal you have set. Different people have different goals, if the plan is well executed, it helps you to reach your goal easily.
5. What kind of personal goals should people make for themselves
Well, this is an interesting question. Personal plans can help us to achieve long-term or short-term goals such as education, career, marriage and so on. Setting personal plans can allow you to accept what yo do.
6. In general, how do people make plans?
When people have a clear vision for what they are planning, they write down their plans or divide their plan into small chunks. Sticking to the plan by setting deadlines and reviewing it daily helps them to focus on the target.
7. For a person with children, what influence does this have on their personal plans for their future?
For some people having kids itself is a plan. After having children, the personal plans of mother and father can change completely. They have to sacrifice a lot of things for their kids in order to provide quality education and better life.
8. Should parents set goals for children?
I believe parents should help their children to set their goals. There are many benefits by doing so, it can help them by teaching the value of working towards a goal. It also helps the children to learn the value of responsibility and time management. They will learn sense of accomplishment when they achieve their goals and it motivates them to do better.
9. When do young children start to set goals for themselves?
I think it varies from child to child. Children who are more intelligent and independent can set their goals at an early age. However, a few might need some time to work on their goals to set because of parental influence and home atmosphere.