Planning

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week” — Gen. George Patton

“The only way to guarantee tomorrow to be better and more exciting than yesterday is to embark on an action plan to set and achieve new goals.” — Danny Cox

“Wars are won in the planning room, not on the battlefield.” — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The start of the New Year is a perfect time to start a stop doing list and to make this the cornerstone of your New Year resolutions, be it for your company, your family or yourself. It also is a perfect time to clarify your three circles, mirroring at a personal level the three questions…

1) What are you deeply passionate about?
2) What are you are genetically encoded for — what activities do you feel just “made to do”?
3) What makes economic sense — what can you make a living at?

Those fortunate enough to find or create a practical intersection of the three circles have the basis for a great work life.” — Jim Collins

“I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” — General Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” — Napoleon Hill

“It pays to plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” — Unknown

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” — Albert Einstein

Have a plan. Follow the plan, and you’ll be surprised how successful you can be. Most people don’t have a plan. That’s why it’s is easy to beat most folks.” — Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant

Would you tell me which way I ought to go from here?” asked Alice.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get,” said the Cat.
“I really don’t care where” replied Alice.
“Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go,” said the Cat.” — Lewis Carol in Alice in Wonderland

“Those who plan do better than those who do not plan even though they rarely stick to their plan.” — Winston Churchill

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Immanuel Kant

“The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect one.” — Von Clausewitz

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.” — Daniel Burnham, planner