Whether You Like It Or Not, You Need A Plan

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Yes, you need a plan. It is important for you to have. If you have not created one, it is never too late to start something new.

You need a plan. A plan is your guide, is your director, is your map, is your GPS.

When you are creating your plan, do not be too rigid. Be flexible. Be open to strangers. Be open to future changes.

To achieve success, to reach your destination, Earl Nightingale said, “All you need is a plan- the road map- and the courage to press on to your destination, knowing in advance that there will be problems and setbacks, but knowing also that nothing on earth can stand in the way of a plan, backed by persistence and determination.”

If you want your plan to work, you must back it with love, with compassion, with focus, with energy, with courage, with faith. If not, it won’t work.

So when is it the right time to plan? Every time. Every day. And always.

Planning is important.

Morgan Housel says, “Planning is important, but the most important part of every plan is to plan on the plan not going according to plan.” “Planning is everything.” Remember that everything is not going to go according to plan. So you must “plan on the plan not going according to plan,”

It is good to plan, but if it cannot face today’s reality, then it is not a good plan. You must change it. You must revise it. You must let go of what is not working.

If your plan is not working, if your plan is not doing what it is supposed to do, if you are not getting the right results, then let it go. Let it go.

Because the future is unknown. The future is foggy. The future is uncertain. According to Morgan Housel, ” A plan is only useful if it can survive reality.” If your plan can’t survive reality, your reality, then drop it. Do not continue with it.

When do we need to plan?

Now. David Allen says, “When you most need to plan is usually when you think you don’t have time to plan.” You have time to plan. If you are not planning to succeed, then you are planning to fail. Why is that? Because “planning is everything.”