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Friday, April 24, 2020

Chapter 4, Page 24, Book 20

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint - Exupery

April 24th - plan your work, work your plan 

Without goals and plans to reach them You are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.

Fitzhugh Dodson

Goals give you a direction and a destiination they guide you to where you ultimately want to get in life.    The reason people never reach their goals is that they don’t make plans .  They are the road maps that guide you and show what is possible.  If we don’t have plans we tend to just go with the flow, However if you have made plans you will have more control over where you are headed and how to get there. 

By writing down your goals and the steps you plan to take to reach those goals, you have a plan for the future. You are able to get a perspective and prioritize what you want to accomplish.  That control makes you responsible for your own success or failure.

A plan should have objectives that provide step by step directions to accomplish a goal.This helps to stay focused and not get side tracked.  Instead of just hoping you will do something someday, start to take daily progress toward your goals,  Even the smallest actions on a daily basis add up to big results over the course of time.

As we envision a time with out having to keep sheltering at home, many of us are starting to set goals and make plans for what we want to do in the future.  I’m planning a party for all my family to gather together.  I have set a goal to have fun and enjoy just being together.  My plans include plenty of good food, beverages and a place for them just to sit and relax and enjoy being together after such a long time apart.  I talked to one of my granddaughters last night and she thought we should have a pool party and volunteered their pool for the destination place.  I hope her mom and dad are ok with that one ! Otherwise they’re going to be in for a big surprise!

Are you setting goals? Dont forget to make plans to achieve them.

It is important for us to set goals, but in order to achieve them we need to make plans.Failing to plan is planning to fail. 

Alan Lakein


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Plan your work and work your plan...

betty said...

It is good to have goals and then plans to get them achieved. I do like your idea of a big family party when this is over and hopefully it will be nice weather to enjoy a pool party :)


Mevely317 said...

Even presuming I'll remember my goals ... I've learned that writing them down makes more of an impression. No excuses, but I've sure fallen off the track lately. Even tho' we're unable to get out and about, there's baby steps which can be accomplished right here at home.

I hope (that) planning your upcoming family party brings a big smile to your face!

Chatty Crone said...

My grandson - 19 - in college - just came in and talked last night about plans and motivation.
Last week he was all motivated and this week not so much! lol I am very motivated - but I can't give it to him!