For the average person, the act of planning involves creating a list of action items. If you’ve been around the block a few times, you are wise enough to want names and dates connected to each of those action items. With a good solid list in hand, you probably feel ready to plunge ahead.
What if I told you that creating that list of action items isn’t the first step of planning, but the third? If you started that way, you skipped two important steps.
And what if I told you that plunging ahead once you’ve completed that plan means you’ve skipped the fourth step as well? (more…)