The Principle of Planning
by Jim McDonald
This is a Part 1 of a series of video clips we recorded from the second day of the lecture.
We have five parts of this seminar posted on Youtube. Here are the links:
- Few things are achieved without vision of the future.
- Without planning we only respond to situations.
- Shows achievement.
- Allows you to measure your progress.
- Creates order and meaning in your life.
- Is it achievable?
- Is it maintainable after it is achieved?
- What effects will it have on family and friends?
- What will I become in the end result?
Plan (the map)
- We must have a vision.
- The plan must spell out the mission.
- We must have a strategy of how we are planning to achieve it.
- Short and long term
- Help to make the broadness of the plan more manageable.
Steps to Take
- Write it down! Your dreams should be written for clarity.
- Count the Cost. Write out an evaluation of what it will cost you. Not just monetary, but
time, relationships and resources.
- Write out your goals and strategies.
- Review and reflect regularly.
- If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.
- Count the cost.
- Make the most of every opportunity.
- The person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.