Friday Focus- Make Plans
Make Plans - Revise When Needed
Many people make plans for the weekend.
Do you also plan your weekday?
Having a clear goal, a map of sorts, keeps you focused.
When you are unsure of your path, you wander around, almost mindlessly, chasing one direction after another.
How can you expect to reach your goal without a plan?
Make a clear plan.
Allow for detours when necessary.
You might even follow an occasional rabbit trail. I know I do!
But set a time limit for those side ventures. Use your work time effectively. Treasure it. See that it creates value.
There is time for distractions later. Follow your path and travel the successful roadway.
And when you have plans to help direct your actions, you don't waste time thinking "now what" what should I do next?"
I like the way that Brian Tracy states it.
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy!” ― Brian Tracy, author, and motivational speaker
It's true. Many of us waste work time by jumping from here to there, without a clear plan. The problem is, there is only so much work time and if you aren't focused on what needs to be accomplished, you may have wasted some very good work time.
Zig Ziglar states things so matter-of-factly.
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days.” --Zig Ziglar
He has a good point. What makes one person get more accomplished often is merely that one has made plans and knows his intended direction. He doesn't just jump in. He knows what he is going to do and he does it. (He or she, of course!)
I like to use part of my weekend to make and revise my plans. When do you work on yours?