On this episode of the Activity Call podcast, Andy Albright talks to you about the importance of planning and how it determines how successful you will be.
The process of planning is huge. Planning rules the day. It determines how much you can do. The problem is the “inner me” more than the enemy. The skill to plan is critical to success. It will enable you to do more than most. Your plan will allow you do more. Planning is your guide. It is what will drive you to be successful in all that you attempt.
Your ability to set goals and makes plans is the master skill of success. Everything is a series of steps. Multitasking is about having a sequence to do work. The Alliance has the Activity book that can tell you exactly why you are getting the results you are getting. It’s like a recipe for success.
Everybody has a story. We all have “stuff” we are dealing with. Yes, you matter, but how are you working through things that just don’t matter? How do you get results? You approach steps in a particular way. You skill to plan and complete jobs will enable you to accomplish more than most people and is critical to your success.
Planning and scheduling will enable you to hit your goals, realize your purpose and complete projects. Knowing specific steps will help you move from the beginning, to the middle and to the end with clear deadlines and mini-deadlines. There is great skill in that. You can learn and master it with enough practice.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led a successful invasion of Normandy in World War II, was asked about having a detailed planning process. He said, “the plans were useless, but the planning was indispensable.”
Action without planning is the cause of every failure. It is hard to attack work with no plan. There is the old military axiom that states: no plan ever survives first contact with the enemy. Discuss the enemy. The enemy versus “inner me” theory. The “inner me” is the problem more than the enemy. Situations change rapidly. The plan is obsolete, but the process is important.
All successful people work off of a written plan. They have a schedule for each week, month, year and even their life. All great human achievement of mankind from the great pyramids to the nicest sports car were preceded and accomplished with detailed plans. “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”
We are all in a race against time. You have the same time as anybody else. You can make as much money as you want to, but many of you take longer than the most successful people to do it. The “Profit Model” is to measure expense versus profit. How fast and how much do you want to profit versus what you are willing to give up in order for that profit? God gives you dreams, desire and hunger. God blesses plans. The Alliance has the light of D.A.E. (Duplication, Association, Edification). The light of D.A.E. is a plan. It is order and not chaos. Plans are like plays in football. Execute. Order. Process. Get results!
We have the 8 Steps and the 8 Core Values.
Are you working? Where are you working? Why are you working with certain people? The goal is to be intentional with the plan. Doing this brings simplicity and clarity. Be strategic when you move. Less thinking versus greater thinking. The enemy of success is past success.
Focus on Who NOT Do. Who YOU are determines what you DO. Integrity is big. Are you finding people like you? People like winners. There is a cost in anything that you do. How much of your life do you give up to get what you want? We are all dying right now. We don’t have limitless time. The sooner we can realize that, the better off we are.