The problem with planning

“We plan, God laughs.” __Yiddish Proverb


The problem with planning is that it doesn’t actually accomplish anything. The planner is only planning to accomplish something.

Now this is not a knock on planning.

Planning and preparing are good things

But they are like a batter in the on-deck circle limbering up–you’re close, but you’re not actually in the batter’s box. Matter of fact, you’re not actually in the game.

Bottom line, the world is full of people planning on doing something. But it’s those few exceptional people that actually get out there in spite of fear, lack of resources, and adversity, and start taking action with what they know and with what they’ve got who actually get something done.

The ONE THING for today: Don’t fall for the deceptiveness of planning. You feel so busy, important, inspired, and even tired (planning is hard work). But in the end, the only thing planning is good for is to give you a starting point and a potential ending point. It’s all the hard work, mistakes, adjustments, reboots, scrambling for resources, hoping, and praying between the two points that really count.

Photo by Josue Isai Ramos Figueroa on Unsplash

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