Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Plan the work, work the plan

Wanting success isn't sufficient enough to get it.
You have to ask yourself, "What am I going to do to get the things I want?"
Your problem is how to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.
You cannot fail with a definite step-by-step plan, because each step carries you along to the next step, like a track.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
You cannot get lost on a straight road.

-Max Steingart
When you have a plan, it invariably means that you have a goal too. But vice versa may not be true. I have had set goals many times and failed to have a plan to work it out. It only meant one thing - I was not going to reach my goals. First step of attaining success is having 'success' (whatever success means to you at that time) as a goal. The next most important step is to have a plan to reach that goal. Having a goal is like having a destination, and having a plan is like having a map to that destination. You will know along the way, if you are on the right track. Like Max says "You cannot get lost on a straight road". A journey of a 1000 miles starts with the first step, not just knowing and planning for the 1000 miles. So having a goal or having a plan to reach the goal does not guarantee sucess. Success is only guaranteed only when we work the plan persistently and giving it a life of its own. So why not "plan the work and work the plan" and achieve our goals?
so long!...
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1 comment:

educatedunemployed said...

I really needed to read this.Thanks.