“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” – Dwight Eisenhower
The end of the year is planning time.
The planning process isn’t an easy one and it takes quite a bit of time.
And then, by the end of the first quarter, some important part of the plan has been altered in a major way.
In the end, it is all about the process. It is about stepping back, deciding what is important and clarifying what you plan to do.
The end of the year is a great time to do this personally as well.
Sit down over the holidays and sketch out a plan for next year.
Decide what is important.
Decide what you are going to do.
Decide what you are not going to do.
And then write it down somewhere and revisit it over the course of the year.
(Don’t forget to get your spouse involved if you are married.)
Make it a great day.