PLAN AND WIN, PLAN!

“Planning is winning as breathing is living”- Bishop David Oyedepo.

Planning cannot be overemphasized. It is not limited to penning down the day’s schedule. Still, it entails drafting out your entire week, months, years, etc.; and the list goes on.

Assuming that everybody plans is a myth, inorder to achieve any task, you must plan. Businesses incorporate plans that encompass their profits, have programs for monetary budgets, billing for miscellaneous expenses, and so forth.

How do you plan?

Where do we begin?

Why doesn’t the University teaches one of this essential life habit, planning?

Well, I will get to the answers in a bit.Firstly how do you plan? It is done simply by writing out your daily chores on a piece of paper; I recommend writing by hand, as there is a synchronization between your muscle and your brain that takes place when you record on a piece of paper.

I also recommend including time slots for each activity. An example of a simple plan is exemplified as follows: 8.00 am till 9.00 am I will journal my thoughts, and from 9.00 am till 10.00 am, I will be reading four to six pages of a good book.Also, be realistic and specific with your plans, as written above. They shouldn’t be vague and tiring; otherwise, you will get bored, and lethargy might set in, so always endeavor to be realistic as life happens.

For the second question, I already mentioned using a piece of paper; you might start incorporating the use of a note pad if you’re incredibly organized. It is advisable to use a note pad with a drawing pen. That way, you’re not typing.

Trust me, typing and writing do impact your willingness to act. Statistics have proven that people who write out their plans on paper achieve higher results than those who type out their goals.Answer to my last question on why the University doesn’t teach habits that groom one’s personal life. Okay, in my subjective opinion, the University is a business built to educate individuals; while they possess an excellent database for research purposes.

The principal aim is often shifted from one’s personal development. It is probably perceived as common sense to plan by affiliates and stakeholders in the university environment, and again this is a myth. Thanks to google, online courses, and good books, anyone can read to develop themselves. Never leave anything to chance, plan everything from money to personal life, to having fun to vacation, plan, plan, plan.

(C)-Beatrice Otie.

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