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.
When I was a child, schoolteachers and relatives would often ask \"And what do you want to be when you grow up?\" I honestly didn\'t have a clue. My friends seemed to have got the hand of this and I discovered that the expected answers seemed to be focusing around jobs or careers \"I want to be a Fireman/Doctor/Train Driver\", or perhaps something bolder like \"Rock Star/Famous Actor\" _ or around money... \"I want to be a millionaire\". Apparently it didn\'t matter what you wanted to be _ it still required that you studied hard, preferably got all A Grades _ oh and it was critically important that you \"eat all your greens\". Quite how Brussels sprouts are a necessity for success has never been answered fully to my satisfaction. By the time I was a teenager, I was at the \"I dunno\" stage. And by the time I was choosing my A level subjects it seemed that my options were becoming limited. Artist was ruled out on the recommendation of my delightful art teacher who claimed that my lovingly crafted painting \"hurt her eyes\" and Author was ruled out because I had little taste for over_analyzing Jane Austin\'s Northanger Abbey.