Do you plan? Here is your Word of the Week for April 24th, 2017
How often do you have a great idea and run after it immediately? You don’t think about it, you just go for it. This usually ends in disaster if you don’t take a little bit of extra time and plan your actions.
Plan before you lay your foundation
This is absolutely critical. You have to set a plan in place before you can lay any kind of foundation. If you set the foundation first, whatever your building won’t come out right, and you’ll be more frustrated trying to make it fit together like a puzzle without a picture to look at.
A plan allows you to create and clarify your priorities
Creating your priorities is really important. If you don’t set priorities, you’ll never get anything done. Small nuances will constantly come up, and you’ll spend all of your time handling those instead of what’s most important.
Setting priorities also allows you to say “no.” If you’re able to say no, you can then have the freedom to say yes when something of higher importance comes up. You’ll be able to align your priorities with your overall plan. You, then, won’t have to worry about a less important item becoming an obligation overriding the more important.
Plan your legacy and what matters most
The great thing about a plan is that it allows you to see the finished product before you begin. You start with your why. You have priorities set to get there. You can see what you’re going to leave behind. If you’ve never thought about a legacy, I challenge you to start today. We will cover this in a future video on planning, so stay tuned.
When you know what matters most, what your legacy will look like, it doesn’t seem as large of a challenge to get there. Stick to it, and you’ll leave that legacy.