“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
Nobody truly knows for sure who first uttered that phrase, but it continues to be an unavoidable reality, especially in regards to productivity.
You must know where you are going and how you are going to get there. Do you set off on trip with no map, no reservations and no destination? No? Then why would you live your life or conduct your business that way?
All you need is a few minutes, a piece of paper and your calendar for a cursory review and planning. There are many tools both electronically and in paper form at your disposal to help make this process easier. You can use Microsoft Office products, Open Office, Google docs. /calendar or whatever works best for you. Some paper options are Accomplish notepads by Knock Knock, To Do notepad by Knock Knock or a weekly planner template available on Google docs.
I confess, I am sometimes guilty of neglect myself. I always feel a little off kilter when I do not take the time to see where I am and decide what needs to be done. So, today’s post is brief and I am off to plan this morning….