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.
Timely _ There should always be an end date. For instance, if you just want to grow the business without setting a time, you would keep working at it endlessly, and reach nowhere. So set a time within which you want to achieve the defined results. Once you have come this far, you will need to prioritize the goals according to the significance or impact on the final outcome. This is particularly relevant if you have set several goals. You must decide which goals are more important to you, and this decision should be based on how important the final outcome is. The more important the outcome, the higher should be the priority.