Plans usually don’t work, but a plan is better than no plan.When you make a plan, you prepare a sequence of steps to get your exact goal. You can take a plan as a roadmap for accomplishing what matters for you most. You just need to identify and change if needed the milestones and waypoints along the journey. Sounds nice, mmm? Plans are really good when they are flexible.
If you prepare your action steps effectively, you can free much time and effort of getting your goal. The 80/20 Rule works here. You either spend your time on planning what to do next, or you take many unnecessary, unfocused, and inefficient steps.
A plan will help you to maintain balance. It is actually important if you’d like to meet your needs with your resources, time or money on each step of your journey. If you plan smartly, you’ll have the opportunity to see on time if you are likely to face a problem. Here you can adjust your plan to avoid wrong steps, rather than deal with these wrong steps when they come unexpectedly.
A plan increases your productivity. It works as a filter and shows your most important priority. With a plan you can say “no” to lesser, unimportant things. You are the boss! You manage your opportunities rather than to be managed by them.
Now look at your plan. Can you simplify it even more?
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
― Dwight D. Eisenhower
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