You need a plan

To achieve great things you need a plan and not quite enough time.

– Leonard Bernstein

The not quite enough time part is easy. The challenge (for me, at least) is the planning part.

So my resolution for this quarter is to address that. I will have a high-level plan of projects and outcomes for the quarter (by the end of this week), a weekly plan outlining milestones to deliver, and a daily plan of ‘what/whens’.

How to make this happen? By setting time aside in my diary – quarterly (one half-day), weekly (one hour) and daily (15 minutes) to take stock, review progress and do the planning. It’s not complicated, but it will require daily discipline – and maybe some tinkering with the timing.

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