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Daily Leadership Thought #74 – Plan Your Work, Then Work Your Plan

January 5, 2011

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Planning is a critical part of life.  Successful people rarely “wing it.”  Sure, some individuals do win the lottery or get disproportionately lucky, but success is usually the result of disciplined daily actions with a clear purpose.  You need to know where you are going and stay focused on this objective.  Then you need to identify the most efficient and best route to reach your destination.  Don’t just launch into action mode and hope you figure it out as you go along.  Every day we get to decide about how we spend our time.   Time is, in fact, our most valuable asset, and most people waste far too much of it.  Focus matters and hope is not a strategy.  I encourage you to make the effort to plan your work and then work your plan.  You will end up with more time and better results in the end.