Fitzhugh Dodson said, “Without goals and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”
Alan Lakein said, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
People who live on purpose always create a plan before starting any project or beginning any task. In order to get to the end of a goal, one must have a goal in mind at all times. A plan helps to detail the pathway to get to the end goal.
Purposeful people do not just dive into something without first creating a plan, reviewing that plan, making sure all people involved understand the plan, and then putting that plan to action. Whether you are in business, school, government, church, or family, to give anything a shot at being successful, a plan must be created and closely followed. Planning is the process of brainstorming, thinking about, talking over, and organizing a set of activities required to achieve a desired goal.
Many people don’t like to create plans first because it takes time to do. Not taking the time to create a plan before you begin a project will force you to take more time accomplishing the project than you originally set out to take. Planning takes time, but so does not planning.
A plan is a guide. It gives directions and a sense of structure. It also keeps people in line and on point. In order for your purpose to be fulfilled in personal life and public careers, it must have a clear path towards fulfillment. A haphazard life or anything else for that matter, is a disaster waiting to happen. Nothing great has ever been accomplished without a plan being put into action. So, take the time to plan your day, your week, your month, your year, and your life, and you will be a person who accomplishes great things with success.