My good friend Tamela Lewis tweeted this last week:
“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget
The truth of the statement is profound.
When you find yourself in a real mess, can you say that you planned that ending?
If you want to operate safe, you don’t do it by mistake. You make a plan and work the plan. You evaluate. You tweak. And, you go about working the plan.
Do you have a plan for yourself? How about for your marriage and your family?
Do you have a plan for your health? Are you working at it?
How about a plan for becoming better at what you do every day? Do you have a concept of what your reputation will be? Better yet, do you have a plan about how your character will be formed and what it will reveal about you?
I’ve got to say, I’ve lived without plans and with plans. Plans are better.
I’ve devised poor plans but a poor plan is better than no plan. Because when you start working a bad plan, the world has a way of telling you where you’re off base.
Nobody has accomplished anything significant without conceiving a plan and working it.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.