It’s another episode in my Realities series. I was originally going to do a post for my fashion category but I changed my mind last minute and decided to do this post instead while taking a break from fashion.
As usual, the week has gone really fast. Sometimes, time goes so fast that you don’t get time to complete all you had set to do for the day, week, month or the year. This then makes you behind on your plans. This is where the essentiality of planning comes in. If you don’t plan, you will run out of time. Bottom line, you plan to fail.
If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail! – Benjamin Franklin
Most times some of us plan, we plan to get something done by a given time frame. But by the end of the time frame that was planned to get whatever it is done, one fails to achieve this. When they’re asked to give a reason why you’ll hear this phrase “I ran out of time”.
Now, I am not stating that it is a crime or unacceptable to fail to achieve one’s plans. At the end of the day, we are human and we have flaws and make mistakes! I am also not an expert in time-keeping or planning. But I do try my best to not “run out of time”. You can do that too.
It’s all about planning. From personal experience here are some of the advantages of planning.
1. It will help you organize yourself: when you plan, you will not be confused about what you need to do because you already know it.
2. Establish tasks to be prioritised: planing well is essential. If you’re planning well, you tend to plan in accordance to any deadlines or needs. You plan to ensure that you complete tasks that need to be completed sooner than other tasks. This is prioritisation. When you do this, you end up focusing more on the most important things at that time.
3. Resources are saved: planning saves you money and energy. Imagine you have a business idea that you’re trying to bring to life, failing to plan and strategise will cause you to waste money and energy on the least important things.
For example, being a content creator, you need an audience who will engage with your content. If I do not plan, I could start trying to promote my blog or social media pages without any content. Which of course is pointless!
4. Time is saved: this last advantage is probably the most important reason why you need to make sure you’re consistently planning yourself.
YOU SAVE TIME!
By now, I’m sure it’s become clear that time waits for no one. So the more you can achieve in a day, the better for you and the faster you can reach your goals.
When you plan, there is a very slim likelihood of you wasting your time on things that do not matter. Hence, you’ll almost never run out of time.
In conclusion of this week’s message: “planning is essential for success”.
Have a good week and laugh a lot x
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