Plan the work...work the plan
Monday, July 13, 2009
I believe there is a saying like this. I don't know who originated it, but I like it. It says a lot.
When you really examine things, nothing can be accomplished without a little planning. If left to "it will happen on it's own" it usually doesn't. Having good intentions doesn't get the job done unless you plan out how to execute those good intentions.
My daughter has to plan her course work over the next 4 years to make sure she'll meet the high school grad. requirements.
We'll have to plan to take the new puppy out for potty breaks so she doesn't pee all over the floor.
And I have to plan EVERYTHING related to my healthy lifestyle or it's not gonna happen. Plan when to drink my water. (yes, if I wait 'til I'm thirsty, it will never happen). Plan out menus and shopping lists. Plan (read: schedule) time for exercise....because just having thoughts or good intentions to do these things just doesn't work for me. My life is so busy ( or so I act like it) that these things need to be thought out, scheduled and written down.
Maybe it's just to help keep me accountable. Maybe it's so it won't be forgotten or put off until later. I don't really know why it is. Maybe it's simply because it worked for me before, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.