Love It When A Plan Comes Together

The title of this post is one of the classic lines from the 80’s TV show, The A Team. Colonel Hannibal Smith usually cites it toward the end of the show (while lighting his victory cigar).

It’s the plan that helps them save the day.
It’s the plan that helps the good guys beat the bad guys.
It’s the plan that helps everyone on the team know what to do next.

I’m discovering I do better when I have a plan. Without a plan, I tend to be more reactionary than intentional.

Think about it – prioritizing is simply creating a plan that shows what’s most important. Scheduling is creating a plan that determines how you’ll use your time. ToDo lists create a plan for accomplishing what’s next.

Each of these organizational tools are merely different ways to plan. We are more productive with the right kinds of plans.

One of the things I quickly discovered while I was doing P90X is that it’s a very thorough and well thought out plan. I didn’t have to create the plan.  I didn’t have to think about what to do next. The plan was already in place. I simply had to push play and do what they were doing on the screen.

I don’t think we have to plan out everything in our lives. I’m all for flexibility and flying by the seat of my pants on occasion. But I find I do my best work when I’m operating from a good plan. One that I believe in.

As you think about the plans in your own life, have you identified a plan you can believe in when it comes to…

Your schedule
Your priorities
Your fitness
Your finances
Your future

I like the quote that says, “Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.”

What do you think?

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