Planning to Get Things Done
I ran across the following passage from What Clients Love by Harry Beckwith. I haven't read the book, but it's next on my list.
Planning, whether business planning, career planning, life planning or financial planning, often doesn't receive the respect or attention it deserves.
Quite often the reason -- yeah, we did a plan, put on the bookshelf and never touched again. Planning, like organizing is the prelude to action. The better the planning, the better the preparation, the better the performance. It's not about the plan, it's about the process and what you learn. Good planning is critical and every plan should be reviewed, assessed and revised - continuously. But it should never take the place of action. (Source)
(MISC. to be editted.)
It's not easy deciding what to type into the "Top five" columns of each row. Nor should it be. This is an important task and one should equate it to the rigors of doing a research project - on oneself. Thus, the first line below.
It is not easy deciding what is most important; nor should it be. LifeWork planning is tedious. And life is about decisions.
Your LWP should be a research project you do on yourself that is graded by life.
A plan that is not written is not a plan.
"Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal" - Unknown
Plan your work, work you plan!
People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan
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