time management tip # 2 planning

Ever run into some trouble caused by a lack of planning?

We all have.

Whether it’s in the office and a project falling to pieces, at home at a party where nothing seems to go right, or on a vacation when you run into one hiccup after another.

Now planning isn’t something magical that ensures problems don’t occur, but if done right, problems are kept to a minimum.

That’s why people spend hours upon hours scouring the Internet on our next trip to Cancun to make sure we get everything just right. It’s also why people sit in front of their computer searching for information on a home theater system as they want to get just the right one.

However, at the same time, every few of us spend any time really preparing for our future.

Our lives, the most valuable thing we have, seem to have little, if any, planning involved.

Most of us jump around from one thing to another without much thought. In many ways we’re at the mercy of what goes on around us.

Brian Tracy, the personal and professional development trainer, once said that for every minute spent planning, we save 10 to 12 minutes.

Now that’s what I call a good investment, don’t you?

So if it’s that valuable, why aren’t most of us doing it?

For some reason, we have become a culture obsessed with taking action rather than planning. It’s almost as if people view us as wasting time when we are simply planning.

It’s true what Winston Churchill said, “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”

So whether it’s our business, our relationships, our health, our money or our lives, we’d be well advised to put some time into planning.

Adrian Shepherd

5 thoughts on “time management tip # 2 planning”

  1. Nice hit Adrian. You just said it so right. It helps you get ready in achieving a certain goal. When you plan, you save time and effort.

  2. Definitely true! The secret of success is having your time well managed. If you spend your time doing not important things, you’re getting success out of your way.

    1. Hi Lloyd,

      Most of us know that time management is important but knowing and doing are two different things. I’m often surprised at the lack of time spent on planning.


  3. Ever since I was young I was always on time. I do my best not to keep my colleagues waiting. Not being boastful but I see to it that I managed my time perfectly. I may not be as successful as I dreamed to be now, but I can see it in just few steps forward.

  4. Time is gold and planning is precious. When you plan, you save time, money, effort and everything. Planning makes you even better with your future action.

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