Planning is important. You need to determine the tools and resources you’ll need. You need to identify all of the project’s dependancies. You need to recognize the roadblocks that lay ahead. You need to create a schedule with executable tasks. You need to do all of this.. roughly.
A perfect plan does not exist. Dare I iterate over the famous adage by Voltaire and say, a perfect plan is the enemy of the good plan. In other words, you need to move and take your first step forward. Better now when you’re healthy and able. The fact is, once you embark on the execution part of your journey, you WILL be faced with unexpected events. This is part of the process. On this shaky terrain of unforeseen circumstances you will strengthen two critical skills: Patience and perseverance.
Patience and perseverance will keep you motivated and allow you to respond to change. This ability to continuously adapt is all you need to succeed. On your journey, you will be placed outside of your comfort zone over and over again. How you respond to these situations will determine whether your expedition continues or ends. Will you fall before your shadow or will you create and walk through doors?
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” -Charles Darwin