Make Plans _ \"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.\" _ Alan Lakein _ Trying to accomplish a goal with no plan is like trying to build a skyscraper without first taking the time to map out the blueprints. Without blueprints the construction process will be slow, frustrating, and extremely expensive. The same also applies to your goal; if you don\'t take the time to make plans, then accomplishing your goal will be slow, frustrating, and expensive. The cost may not always be in monetary value, but in time wasted, broken relationships, etc. Make plans so that you can begin to create the future you want now. Be organized _ \"In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.\" _ John Henry Newman _ If you are to have dominion over your own life you must be organized; and to truly be organized you must be organized in each and every single way of your life. If your physical surroundings are cluttered then so will be your mind. So be sure when you sit down to do planning or accomplish a task that your workspace is spotless. If there\'s papers that you can\'t do anything about then put them on the floor temporarily and get to work.
Perhaps if you know some of the most common goal setting obstacles you can work toward overcoming them. You Don\'t Want What You Think You Want _ Some goals are set because other people want them for you. If you don\'t really want what you say you want, it will be very difficult to set a goal for that thing. Be sure that you\'ve set the goals for the right reasons and that it\'s something you really want. Write down the pros and cons of any goal and know why you want to achieve that result before setting it in stone.