Published on July 6, 2019
If you travel, you plan your trip.
If you are getting married, you plan your wedding.
If you throw a party, you plan the event.
You wouldn’t dream of doing any of those things without prior planning.
For your business and your health, you must do the same.
When you sit down and make the time and effort to plan, you identify what is important to you.
When you plan, you take the steps necessary to not reach your desired goal in the most efficient manner.
Planning provides you with a road map to get to your destination — to not only figure out how you will get there, but also gives you a way to determine how far you have come and how much more you have left to go.
Planning gives you control. You get to make choices and decisions, rather than leaving things up to chance or, worse yet, letting others make decisions for you.
Planning ahead helps you become proactive. You will be better able to take the right action in the face of challenges and unexpected circumstances.
A plan makes it easier to say “no” to things (people, tasks and responsibilities trying for your attention) that are not as important to you.
A plan allows you to experience less stress, more productivity and makes you feel more confident and in control.
Less stress + more productivity + more confidence + more control = success.