Do you think before you do everything?

@r0ck_r0ck (1956)
India
February 20, 2012 8:27pm CST
Are all your actions well planned? Or do you just like to go with "Just do it". What do you prefer? planning before everything or just going with the flow? I have made some planned actions before and i gotta say they didn't land that good. anyways What about you? Please share.
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@toniganzon (41123)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
There are things in life that need a lot of plan before starting them. There are those that are more fun without any plans. I like to do things with my friends that are unplanned. Like a sudden trip or an adventure somewhere. I'm not an impulse buyer since i'm careful of money which means i do plan ahead before splurging my money.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
22 Feb 12
When I have to make an important decision I always think carefully about the options and I don't make a quick decision, but in many other situations I am impulsive. Many things in my life are planned like my work and my studies, but I like to do spontanious things. Some time ago my husband and I decided to go on a mini vacation. We had a few days where neither of us had to work and we didn't think about it all, be just called a hotel and asked them if we could get a room the next day, they said yes and then we left. I think it is fun to do things like that without planning much, but of course I don't make serious decisions that way.
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
Thinking in everything you do is a must. I used to think in everything that I do, from the clothes that I will wear, from the food I'll eat and the decision I made in my life, but sometimes over thinking lead us to be unhappy. So sometimes, I'll just go with the flow and ENJOY!
• Canada
21 Feb 12
I don't think that I think before doing every single thing. I go mostly with the flow of things and I'm not much of a planner. I follow my instincts most of the time. however, sometimes I feel that it would be better to plan things ahead of time and to think things thoroughly before acting upon them as you can avoid a lot of consequences that way. However, it is sometimes okay to go with the flow of the situation. It all depends on the situation, you need to analyze it well and make your best judgment on what action to take
@sweetajlo (175)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
it is nice to plan first before taking some moves, so that in the end you wont regret...i used to plan and ask some opinion to all that surrounds me about somethings especially in dealing with life and for the future, and there are times also that i made some rush decisions that i did not think or consider that i would hurt myself, but not only me but also those that loves me. i learned my lesson from that situation then, that never rush without giving a pause for yourself and think, whether it would be the best way, or when you go on it could you handle the responsibility ahead of it?there is the other side of the coins that we need to look up to and consider in making decisions then...:)
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
21 Feb 12
I go either way. It depends on the situation. For example, I planned to go to the bank today, because I needed to; but I have not planned what I'll have for lunch. I'll just see what we have and take what I want.
@heartbit (237)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
if the thing is a big issue for me and going to affect me, then i will plan how to go about it. for some minor issues, im a bit impulsive and tend to do spur of the moment thing.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
21 Feb 12
Well I think that there is a great deal of thought into many things that I do. If I do not think, there is going to be times where I am going to rather fall right onto my face. There are certain things where they need to be handled carefully. Where a good plan is something that needs to be done, to be able to guide me through bit by bit. Of course, even the best plans tend to get thrown off of the rails. Then there are times where I just have to go with it. Where I tend to fly right into things. And I'll admit sometimes it works, but sometimes it really does not work. It is very much some varying degrees of success. There are just going to be times where going by without a plan can work surprisingly well and then there are times where it can go by about as well as you expect, which means not at all.
@GemmaR (8527)
21 Feb 12
I don't think that enough people put as much thought into their actions as they probably should, and this is one of the main reasons why there are so many problems in this world at the moment. I have been in a lot of arguments with my friends in the past and I will admit that, a lot of the time, these arguments are my fault because I will make comments about things without thinking how those comments might be received by them. I am getting better at this though, and am learning that a bit of thought can go a long way.
@Lucas818 (378)
21 Feb 12
Hello rock, as a production planner, my works required me to do things with plan. So, personally I think planning before doing things is really crucial, a wrong move will bring a lot of problems. My experience is, planning is really a important part, you will have to analyze, foresee, narrow it down before you want to do something. You didn't mention what actions that you planned but they didn't land well, but plan before do never a lost. You will learn from experience and become stronger.
• China
21 Feb 12
I always plan my things before doing them. no matter how bad or good the result is, I keep making a plan first. just insist on making plan, you will form good habit and you will get better life for yourself.
21 Feb 12
Here, to plan you have to plan first. every time when i look forward to do a job. I plan to do the job but failed to go on follow the way/path which leads to failure ..! actually planned/unplanned isn't worth here. it worth's to how you take the job serious and how you present it ..! Regards ! Well, Unknown !
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
It depends on what kind of action or decision I am making. A trivial or everyday action or decision isn't really worth much of thinking ( and I say so because all people know me as the one who thinks too much). I usually do it without thinking. However, there are times when I contemplate things over a period of time. If I didn't get to decide quickly or I get too bored with myself, I do the impulsive thing and in that state of mind, I barely care what will the outcome will be (even it is so obvious). There are many times when I did regret the out-of-the-spur moment and hey are times that I was glad that i waited. It always depends on the circumstances and the gravity or impact that the decision will make. If did a blunder, I am back to my too-much-thinking mode.
@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
i am an impulsive person so I usually do stuff that's crazy and unplanned. I enoyed every bit of what I do and i do regret some of it. In my mind I always think fun is all i want and the consequences will be "i don't care". As time goes by, I have plans of changing my habit, I would like to plan ahead of time...ill try and i hope it works for me!
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
When I was younger I do things before as it comes, que sera sera, whatever will be, will be as the future is not for us to see. I was very careless and let just the spur of the moment handle things, and the end results are sometimes more than what expected, good or bad, and based on these, I have learned to plan or think before doing things, which by far the same as compared to before, lol!
@dodo19 (28090)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Feb 12
I generally try to think and plan things, especially with the important things in life. Sometimes, it does happen that I may not plan as much, but it's definitely not all the time.