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“Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” – Charlie Batch
“He who fails to plan is planning to fail.” – Winston Churchill
These are popular sayings and never truer for anyone who has in mind to perform excellently in any field of endeavor. You need to plan every single thing that you intend to do, if you want it to come out well. Every thing.
Plan your day. (from waking, personal devotion, work to break and making dinner)
Plan your new semester (for students)
Plan your lessons (for teachers)
Plan your monthly expenses in line with your budget
Plan your investments
Plan your eating schedule and menu
Plan your courtship term
Plan your studying timetable
Plan your new year
Plan your evangelism timetable
Plan your missions involvement (financial, prayers and going)
Plan your marketing strategy (for the business folks)
Plan your visiting schedule
Plan your flexing sessions
Plan, plan and plan.
Do not leave anything to happenstance or chance, please. That is not an attitude of an Exceller. Don’t assume that if you fail to plan, the things that will happen will be much more fun. That may be a costly assumption. Rather, plan, leave it with God and enjoy whatever comes while you are implementing the plans.
Write the vision. Make it plain on tablets, that he who reads it may run… (Habb. 2:2)
Two things to bear in mind about planning:
1. Seek God before, during and after your plans: In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path (Prov. 3:6). Seek God before your plans for Him to guide the planning. Seek God during the implementation of your plans because it is only His counsel that shall stand (Prov. 19:21). Seek God after your plans to know the next way forward. Remember, all that you are doing is for His glory.
2. Don’t cry over spilled milk. If after your painstaking planning, things run off course, do not mourn or be discouraged. Remember that all things work together for your good because you love God… Enjoy the fun and seek God’s face for the next course of action.
Whatever you do, make sure that you plan. Plan to excel.
NB: Find below some planning templates from the Internet. Customize any of them to suit your needs.
This is with much love from Excellerblog to you, dear reader friends.