This post just serves as a reminder for an important aspect of life that is required to be successful.
Everyone desires success in life. It is frustrating when all efforts proof abortive in whatever we lay our hands upon. Many people don’t even research into why they fail in a particular endeavor. Most times, the reason is not far-fetched, among many likely causes of failure is not planning. There is this general quote that, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” You cannot bumble through life and expect success.
Planning is an essential ingredient in the recipe for success. You have to count the cost before you set out for any venture, you have to think and put down how to go about it. You don’t need to assume you know how to have it done, you have to put down the steps required and follow it as you carry out the task.
Another advantage of planning is that you have a blueprint to measure your progress against in order to achieve the set goals which is the simple definition of success. Success, to me, is the achievement of set goals per time, and planning helps to make it done.
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying, this man began to build and was not able to finish”
(Luke 14:28 – 30).