The Value of Planning

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I talk with people nearly every week who tell me that they can?t plan because ?things? change. The thing is, that?s exactly why you need a plan. The greatest value of the planning process may not be the actual plan, it may just be the fact that you stopped long enough to do some planning.

Plans may not always work but planning always does.

In order to plan we need to think and thinking is always good. We need to think about where we are, where we want to be, and how we can get from here to there. A good planning process will include decision making on how much we are willing to invest to get there. Good planners remember to think of investment in terms of BOTH financial and time investments.

Good plans of course include timelines for goal achievement to help build a little accountability into the…

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