We did a lot of planning in the military. If you want to be success in business or anything in life you will have to do some too.
You can't rely on luck, that just doesn't work.
Being productive takes a great deal of planning, but don’t let this discourage you if planning and organization hasn’t been your strong point. Most of the planning gets done occasionally to whenever-you-deem-it-necessary and once you learn some effective methods of planning then it will become a natural task for the operation of your business.
One way to think of planning and even make it halfway fun is to think of it more as goal setting.
Goal setting is effective in every area of your life. Giving yourself a clear picture of what you really want in life – in the immediate future and years down the road – is an excellent way to keep yourself motivated and energized to take action. Start the process by asking yourself:
“What do I really want to do with my life?”
Don’t allow limitations of time and money distort your answer. Just assume that there is nothing that can stop you from eventually achieving and having what you truly want.
These goals do have to be written down and kept somewhere you can look at regularly. Put your goals into concise sentences using the “SMART” system.
This way you have a “plan” you are always working towards.
Try it out. It works!