Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan
The road to success — We’ve all heard of that one. Do the things everyone does and you’ll probably get to something that’s . . . well, . . . not broken. But if you want to be successful and outstanding. Doing what everyone does won’t get you there . . . because to be outstanding, by necessity, you have to be individual.
To do stand and shine as uniquely valuable, a business or an individual needs a road that leads in a singular direction.
Note that I used the word leads.
A Plan to Be Irresistibly, Outstandingly Successful
Any effective, efficient project, business, or life has structure and direction. It starts with a destination — literal or figurative — and then a route to get there. Without a plan, we leave ourselves open to winds that push us toward distractions or detours. A plan, well thought and well provided for is the only way to get where we want to that shining end point.
Have a plan and work the plan is sage advice.
Why It Takes a Personal Plan to Be Outstandingly Successful
Last week we talked about making decisions. Here are the reasons that outstanding success demands a plan.
- If we don’t have a plan, we’re just wishing.
- If we don’t have a plan, we’re always here and success is always out there.
- Without a plan, we have no direction. Any road will take us anywhere, but we won’t end up there.
- Without a plan, every decision is likely to have as much power as a whim.
- A plan is the only way to benchmark our progress and to build on what we’ve accomplished.
- A plan is keeps us focused when other ideas tempt us away from our dreams.
Decide. Plan. Get determined. The plan makes a dream into an outstandingly success. It’s the plan — the decisions and determination — that fuels the reality. Distractions are easier to disregard when we can hold them up to a plan we know we can achieve.
Without a plan, we’re always getting ready to succeed. Christine Kane says it eloquently.
“How will you go the long, long journey,
if you’re always about to begin?” — Christine Kane, Falling in Love with the Wind
If you want to be outstandingly successful, plan for it. Outstanding is a stake in the ground that we keep our eyes on. It’s a path that we plot for the life that we want. It’s as easy as a decision.
Have you planned outstanding success into your life?