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Plan for Success is the Way to Success

Aug 17, 2007
One of the things to keep yourself motivated is giving yourself a reward once your works are accomplished. Once you are well with it, it is time to make a plan to the glory. In this article you will learn some advantage on how to make yourself a plan.

This is one tactic that I have found to work wonders with me. If you have finished doing a job, you have every right and reason to reward your self. All the more if the task was a boring one or one that involved a deadline.

The reward does not have to be any thing great. It can be something like treating yourself to a good dinner in a favorite restaurant or it could be a simple chocolate bar if you have a sweet tooth.

But most of you weight watchers, it would be best if you could buy yourself something material that does not just go down your throat. If it is something that can be displayed in your work station, then it is all the better. Many such cute (but practically useless) baubles are available in most gift shops.

Before you are going to do something, there is nothing as sensible as a plan. A plan as we know it is something thought about and chalked out in advance before the real action takes place. Pretty good definition, huh? I made it up myself.

But then, the word plan does not need much of a definition. It has been used so much that it has become quite hackneyed. So, we all know what it means, but how many of us really resort to planning before we start a course of action.

No, I am not referring to a mental picture that we cart out in our minds that is in one word VAGUE. I mean a real plan in black and white, that is, put down on a piece of paper. Please do not underestimate the importance of a written down plan. Once we write down something it clears up a lot of hazy areas and opens aspects that we probably overlooked.

And the most important of all is that with a plan and only with a plan can we get a rough estimate at least of how much time the course of action would take. Plans should always be time bound and there we get the relation between time management and planning. In fact planning is as fundamental to time management as organizing and prioritizing.

The Eight advantages of planning are given below

1. Planning helps us to have a better idea about the course of action that we propose to take.
2. Planning better defines the course of action that we propose to undertake.
3. Planning gives a rough estimate of the time required for a project.
4. Planning gives us a fairly good idea about the expenses involved in the project. In fact a budget is only a financial plan.
5. Planning helps us to get prepared for emergencies that may arise during the course of the project.
6. A well though about plan gives us a clear idea about want is to be every day, every week and every month.
7. Planning helps avoid duplication of labor.
8. If a plan is followed every one will have a clear idea about his or her role.

A point that I would like to add while we are talking about planning is that we should have both sort term plans as well as long term strategy plans. At the same time we should also try to draft out contingency plans to deal with a crisis if it arises.

Take a draft and write down your ideas on how to get yourself done with all the tasks. With a good plan, things will work in a better way.
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Mitch Johnson is a regular writer for http://www.celebrex-n-vioxx-alternatives.com/ , http://ezCalendarguide.info/ , http://Calendarmadeeasy.info/
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