Tag: Planning

Planning Quotes

Planning Quotes

Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Alan Lakein

Do not plan for mediocrity or you may reach your goal or even come up short! – The Catalyst

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. – Winston Churchill

Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage. – Zig Ziglar

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem

Human decision-making is complex. On our own, our tendency to yield to short-term temptations, and even to addictions, may be too strong for our rational, long-term planning. – Peter Singer

While their competition is asleep, world-class leaders are up – and they’re not watching the news or reading the paper. They are thinking, planning and practicing. – Robin S. Sharma

Plan The Life of Your Dreams

Plan The Life of Your Dreams

There is a life you can imagine that is the life of your dreams.  It is time to write that dream down, make some plans, and begin taking steps toward their fulfillment.  Don’t just read the following steps, but implement them today!  Successful people don’t get where they are by chance.  The concept of entropy states that everything in the universe eventually moves from order to disorder.  This is true in our lives as well.  If we do not live intentionally, we will wander from one distraction to the next and never achieve a higher standard of living.  You wouldn’t set out on a 1000 mile journey without a map.  Why would you live your life without a plan?  Why would you live a day without a plan?

“Unhappiness is settling for less than your dreams, Happiness is having a dream and ever moving closer to achieving it.” – The Catalyst

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

1.) Write Down Your Dream Life

Dreaming is the first step in planning.  Layout your dream job, health & fitness, financial state, relationships, and other dreams.  Don’t be afraid to dream big.  You can break a seemingly insurmountable dream into easily manageable steps in the planning step coming up.  It will help if you find images to copy/paste into your dream plans.  In doing this, a dream I had always imagined was clarified.  I’ve always imagined I wanted a sailboat.  In searching for the right image for this, I found many frightening images of sailing at sea and realized that my sailboat would be one on a lake, not the sea.  After all, this is a good dream, not a nightmare.

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Do not plan for mediocrity or you may reach your goal or even come up short!” – The Catalyst

2.) Believe Your Dream is Possible

Know that you can and will do what it takes to get there.  You have to believe in your dream for the times when no-one else will.  If you don’t believe in it, you won’t be able to commit to it and you won’t inspire anyone else to follow along with you either.  Anything is achievable when broken down and taken one step at a time.  Visualization is a key training concept in sports, and it will be beneficial to your life as well.  You have to see yourself putting in the work and making the shots to achieve your dreams.

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford

“You can do anything you set your mind to.” – The Catalyst

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” – Peter Drucker

3.) Make an Actionable Plan 

Now that you have your dreams all laid out, success is achieved by overcoming the obstacles that separate you from them.  Now is the time to write down these obstacles along with a plan for overcoming each one.  Obstacles could be deficient skills, lack of financing, lack of time, poor fitness, poor diet, bad habits, etc.  If an obstacle seems insurmountable, it may need to be broken down into smaller obstacles so that achievable solutions can be created and accomplished.  Without specific steps to overcome each obstacle, your dreams will remain just that, forever.  If you cannot come up with a way over, around, or through an obstacle, enlist a friend or even better, a mentor who can help.  You will have to be resourceful to conquer all obstacles and that will involve enlisting help from others.

Start with what you will do over the next 5 years, and proceed to break that down to what you will do in the next 1 year, quarter, month, week, and today!

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton – Hilton Hotels

4.) Focus All Available Energy and Activity

After making your plans, your next step is to stop the distractions.  Stop doing the things that distance you from achieving your goals, and start checking off the steps that overcome the obstacles in your way.  A plan without an action is still a dream and we’re no longer dreamers here.  Having initiative means making an introductory act or step.  Nothing else on this blog makes much difference if you have no initiative.  Even if you can only take the smallest of steps today, getting that much closer to your dreams will feel great!  You will have made the day your first success!

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“The reason everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything.” – Jerry Brown

“Plan your work and work your plan.” – Napoleon Hill