The first month of my class at Yale has been great! From our first few classes where my students learned how to think like entrepreneurs, got excited about their dreams and tapped into their personal values, strengths and passions, we then drilled down to translate those lofty dreams into manageable bite-sized goals and action steps. The past 3 weeks, we have focused on planning-career planning, project planning, and financial planning. Planning is a TOOL, not a GOAL: the point of a plan is to get you motivated to take action so that your plan will actually happen. Let’s see what happens when you engage in the process of planning and what that teaches you about moving forward in the direction that you want to go.