Quote on Planning

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. ”

Victor Hugo
French dramatist, novelist, & poet (1802 – 1885)

When I look back on my calendar for the past week I can see what I planned to do and what I actually accomplished. I pat myself on the back for what was done and try not to berate myself for what was left undone.

With busy and hectic lives it is hard to do it all. But with a written plan for the week there is at least a chance most of the things we want to get accomplished will happen.

Friday is a good day to briefly look back over the past week. Pat yourself on the back for what you accomplished. Start a new plan for next week and put the things you didn’t get done on it. Each week there will be more things checked off.

I’m going to write on my calendar what I want to get done and on which day next week. This will help me move forward one step at a time without too much chaos in my life. I encourage you to do the same.