How Important Is Planning

@ARIES1973 (9531)
Legaspi, Philippines
October 7, 2012 9:46am CST
Part of our goals in life is to become financially stable. However, most of the times we fail to achieve these goals for one reason or another. And one of the main reasons for such failure is due to the absence of a specific plan. On the area of working online, most of us came to work online by accident and through a trial and error method. We never had a clear and specific plan of what and how we should do things. While it is true that we learned by our mistakes, it would also be better if we could minimize if not totally avoid committing the same mistakes over and over. Personally, I would admit that I came to work online without a clear plan at hand. It’s a good thing that I am a person who does not easily give up on things. Its one thing I like about myself. Although this is my case, I know that it is not yet too late to make a plan. Our plans may vary depending on our priorities in life, knowledge and time availability. I came across with a saying that goes, “ Failing to plan is planning to fail.” How about you my dear friends, do you have a clear plan before you go on with your online work? Have a nice day everyone!
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@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
8 Oct 12
It's a prerequisite that in everything we do, there must be plan, unless you are the kind of person who do things come what may. Planning makes us envisioned what could be the results of our actions. Most of us before doing anything anticipates that the out come of anything we do would be favorable or would work in our favor. So it's better to plan first or whatever our actions will be in case it didn't work the way we want it to be.
@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi stanley! Besides if we take action without making a plan,most often we would come to an unfavorable result. Thank you for sharing!
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• Philippines
9 Oct 12
Absolutely my friend, and besides action without planning would most likely leads to frustrations and guilt. With plans we have options or alternative actions if in case the outcome of what we did is not in our favor, we can make corrective actions.
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
12 Oct 12
Yes, and that is why we need to assess our actions from time to time to see if we are improving if we stick on the plan or we need some revisions to it.
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@GemmaR (8526)
8 Oct 12
Planning for your future is incredibly important and it is something that not enough people do at the moment. I am saving up for a flat at the moment because I think that this is something that I would very much like to own. I feel as though this would secure my future and mean that I would always have somewhere to live no matter what happens. I am working very hard to ensure that I can afford it in the near future, and I know that I am not going to give up on my goals until I have managed to achieve them.
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi Gem! That is a good plan! I know if you really work hard for it, you will soon achieve it. Focus is another factor to consider. Good luck!
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• India
7 Oct 12
Hi friend, I like the quote, " Failing to plan is planning to fail".. It is true enough. Making plans is one of the essential part of the life, different kind of people will have different kinds of plan for their life. Parents are planning for their kids life, students are planning for their education, business man is planning to improve their business and home makers are planning about improving their home needs, old persons are planning about their retirement schemes and so on. In short every person is in need to plan about some thing for their living, it is very hard to life a life without planning. We must plan our day to day activities too. This kind of day to day plans will help us to live our life in an organized manner and avoid missing some thing in our life. We must have a proper plan of our schedules and process our plans to get progress. Merely planning only don't help you to achieve in your life. Planning with process is the essential need. Plans are very important in our life, without a proper plan it is very hard to live a happy life, we must have a good plan to lead our life in a good way. Planning makes our life more sweet, let start planning about all activities and enjoy your life. A life without plans is like food without salt. So let's plan for your life and process your good plans to get progress.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
7 Oct 12
Vidhyaprakash planning is a must for business and also for personal life. in fact one has to plan his career. sufficient thought and research should be given for this. The next step after the research is to actually plan and undertake all these activities. There is a very useful PDCA cycle in Quality management techniques. It basically stands for PLAN— DO—CHECK—ACT. Meaning for every initiative to be successful the plan has to be followed by doing it, checking on its progress and then acting on any problems encountered so as to bring the job back on track. Although most of us know the importance of planning our career paths, it is also a fact that most of us do not do it. We spend our entire careers trying to earn an ever bigger salary cheques rather than working to build up our sense of satisfaction and fulfilment at work. To avoid regretting later, it is important to start your preparation early. Analyze your self, set your goals, gather information and then actually act on your plans to fructify them. Follow your plan and help yourself to a good rewarding and enjoyable work life
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
@ vidyaprakash: I really appreciate how you deliver you discussion about this matter. In addition to that, let us also be reminded that a plan will remain a plan if we are not going to start acting on it. Thank you for sharing! @ ravisvan: You are a good planner. Thank you fro giving us additional information regarding this matter.
• India
9 Oct 12
Ravi, all your points are good, we must follow them in our life. Thanks for sharing @ Aries, i agree, we must process our plan in our life to get the progress, merely planning don't help us in any way
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
7 Oct 12
Planning is important. I do plan. But many times things go astray and we have to change the plans. Being prepared to change the plan suitably is another important things required for ensuring success. Planning helps preparedness. Planning ensures more success than non planning. A person's planned life is better than unplanned life.
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi rav! Planning is indeed an essential part in order to reach our goal. If for some instance our plan doesn't work as we want it to be, it is that time to consider some changes. This is when our flexibility comes in. Thank you for the concise yet comprehensive discussion of the matter. Have a nice day!
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
9 Oct 12
aries Whenever we start our job, if we start with positive thinking mostly it will be done. when we start with 50/50 mind then things do not get done. This is the case with many couples not getting a child also. they postpone for three years and afterwards when they want a child they find it difficult to get due to some issues.
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
12 Oct 12
Hi rav! I remember one saying in relation to what you have said and I really like it, "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't you're right." Thank you for the good input to this discussion.
@aireanna18 (1914)
• United States
27 Oct 12
ARIES, I love that quote of yours. It really does a great job reminding me of the importance of taking the time to come up with a solid plan for all things that we want to accomplish in life.
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
27 Oct 12
Hi aireanna! I know there are times that most of us do things as it comes that is why most of us failed on what we dream to achieve. We may have our goals but without a clear plan as to how to achieve these goals might result to disappointments. By having a clear plan we can also evaluate our actions from time to time if we are still on the right track or not. That you for sharing you opinion about this matter. Have a nice day!
• United States
27 Oct 12
ARIES, great advice!
• India
29 Oct 12
planing is important but before this you should have you own goal that should be very strong. Once your goal is strong,then you can achieve this easily .One think that should be remember is that the goal you choose that should be from your area of interest .Now plan the planing to achieve this .
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
29 Oct 12
Hi manoj! Yes I agree with that premise. Goal is basically the main reason why we are doing the plan. Thank you for sharing! Have a nice day and welcome to myLot!
• Indonesia
8 Oct 12
i don't have a clear plan about my online work because this is not my main task to do daily.. i just open mylot when i have a free time.. but if you ask about planning my life, i already have it.. maybe its not a clear one though.. its just like a big line about my life, about what it would be in a few next year.. i also do planning to study.. but sometime when i make a plan, it felt very hard to do them all right according to the plan i have made..
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi ikasuryani! Maybe you can start making several plans so that you would be able to know which plan would suite you best. Of course, you have to set you objective in order for you to come up with a specific plan to address the objective.
@xiaoyeye (32)
• China
8 Oct 12
Making plan is important to lead a more efficient life. With a careful plan, I can have my task done one by one without missing one of them and make the most of my time. However, making plan doesn't mean anything if it is not followed carefully.
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi xiao! It would be useless if we made a plan and we don't follow it. It is not that we have a plan, it is equally important to follow it. Similarly, evaluation of our action is also a great thing to do in order to assess whether our plan is working or not.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Oct 12
I beleive that planning is always a n important tstep to take in our lives. That has to be a starting poing and good planning just helps us to make our dreams happenen with a straigher course and more stability.
@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi sender! Yes indeed, planning is very important as our actions will depend mostly on our plan. Thank you for sharing you opinion! Have a nice day!
• India
7 Oct 12
Planning is very very important for any planning. Because to reach your goal you need a perfect way. And to choose the perfect way you need perfect planning. Sometimes it happens that because of small thing your work fails. Thats why planning is needed so that if option A fails then you can use option B..
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi barood! Having a second plan in the case that the first plan will not work is also a good thing to do. Thank you for sharing!
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
7 Oct 12
Hey thanks a ton for the wonderful discussion. I think planning is most important aspect that should be done before undertaking any venture. It is only through proper planning that things would fall into place at the right time. Without proper planning and time management, all things would be simply a mess and would go awry. Without planning, a single step cannot be put forward. What say?
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@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi subhojit! Yes that is true that we should make a plan before we started an action on anything. By having a plan, we will minimize inaccuracy as we go about our actions. We can also consider the risks of the action and therefore we could make precautionary measures. Thank you for sharing!