Planning: Only Half of the Battle


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I’m a big fan of planning. I’ve written about it here more than once.

Planning makes everything else possible. The only way we achieve our goals is by laying out a clear strategy to get there. When we fail to plan, we – literally – plan to fail.

But planning without execution is just as fatal. In fact, lack of execution makes all the planning pointless. Why go through the exercise of drawing up a winning plan if you’re not going to act on it?

Plenty can get in the way of a good plan, whether accidental or deliberate. And it sometimes takes feats of Herculean strength to overcome those obstacles.

But there’s no reason to not plan, and even fewer reasons to not execute.

How do you plan?

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