We had a meeting this week that stressed the importance of being prepared for opportunity. I believe this is a direct corollary to having a good plan. If you plan for the opportunity to come, you are prepared when it arrives.
I’m the type of person who loves to plan things out. When I take on a new task I immediately form a plan to get from where I am to where I want to be. Sometimes I think I over-plan, but it’s been my experience that my greatest achievements have come about as a result of a good plan.
I remember when I was 16 and I came up with a plan to buy a car. I wrote the year, make, and model of the car I wanted on an envelope and put money into it with every paycheck until a year later when I had enough saved to finally buy the car. Not a ground breaking achievement, but it was a good feeling to be able to actually see and drive the realization of the plan I laid out.
A plan, however, is useless without action. It takes action to set something in motion and, more often than not, separates advancement from stagnation.
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(The car, by the way, was a 1970 Buick Electra Coupe.)