Make a Plan

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”

Pablo Picasso

Change starts with a plan. …Well, actually it starts with a desire and commitment to change (usually because you’re fed up with something—our you’ve hit rock bottom). But then, a plan!

Otherwise, we can get distracted by other ideas and inspirations that pop in our heads while we are working.

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

Alan Lakein

Planning—or at least the kind that I have in mind—isn’t about following your roadmap to “down to the letter”, more like giving yourself clarity by having a strategy on what direction you want to go.

Dwight D. Eisenhower said it eloquently “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Planning gives us a direction and a willingness to act. A plan gets us moving. Unexpected things will inevitably happen, and we’ll have to do so freeform jazz to keep going, but that’s fine and doesn’t surprise us because we’ve planned for that to happen too.

You know you’re at A, and you want to get to E, and you think B C and D will get you there. But along the way A ends up leads to G and then C, H, M, U, and finally E. Sometimes we might not even get to E because we find H much more fun and rewarding.

One thing to note: Planning isn’t doing. Don’t mistake dreaming up plans as actually putting in the work to make them happen.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #959

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