Part 6: Creating Your Own 3×5 Plan

We have all heard of the KISS principle (Keep It Super Simple), a practice implemented by the U.S. Navy. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complex. The 3 X 5 Plan is designed simple for maximum success. Follow these simple instructions and see results!

3x5 plan




Step 1

  • Write out on paper what you believe to be your purpose. Until you know your purpose, you will always lack the clarity you need to live life to its fullest.

  • Write your purpose statement. Try to keep it simple—within one sentence.

  • For more information on how to write your purpose statement read Quest of the Keys pp. 33-37.

“It is much easier to write your life purpose. The greater challenge is to live it each day.”  Quest of the Keys

Step 2

  • Write three things you are passionate about. These should connect back to your purpose.

  • For more information about passion read Quest of the Keys pp. 38-51.

“Passion is something that will consume your thoughts and time.”  Quest of the Keys

Step 3

  • Write your three major goals for the year. Use the S.M.A.R.T. goals approach.






  • Only list three major goals. It is alright to have more than three goals and I generally do but for your 3 X 5 Plan, three is all!

  • For more information about goals, read Quest of the Keys pp. 96-97.

“Don’t let your doubts today limit your realization of tomorrow.” Quest of the Keys


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