8 steps to successful planning

It has always been debates about planning and spontaneity. People who plan to believe that people would be more effective and successful if plan everything, while those who are planning not my forte and accept things as they come.

If you’re somewhere in between, you feel that you would be more effective if you plan a few things, but do not know how, the following tips are for you.


Write down what you want, in both long-term and short-term. Do not think that a list in your head is enough, these goals are never achieved. Take a pen and paper and write your wishes.

Set deadlines

You should set some deadlines that will make your wishes worthy of attention. Make sure that the deadlines are realistically achievable. There is no way to buy an apartment for two months, and the definition of deadlines takes into consideration total capabilities and abilities.

10% greater achievement at 10% less time

We all know that no goal is not easy to achieve, but if you give your 110% you will increase your chances for achieving the 100% target.  It usually takes more effort and time than planned.

Start with what you have

When zero is multiplied by any number, it still remains zero. So will be your goal if you want to achieve out of nothing. If you are unemployed, you can save even raise a loan for an apartment. Let your first objective be to find a job, and then think about the apartment.

Look beyond

This is perhaps the most difficult of all advices. When planning, always try to see the bigger picture. There is a danger if you orientate only on goal that will never come true. You need to look at how it fits into your lifestyle and opportunities, and the environment in which you plan to achieve.

Prepare for the obstacles


A wise man will always consider the obstacles, decline and difficulties in their plan. If goals are achieved easily, everyone would already have been delivered. Try to anticipate what might go wrong and how you will overcome those difficulties.

Find the weakest link

There always has to be the weakest point. It’s something you can count on, and you’re not sure whether to make it go. Always make a reservation or Plan B for the weakest point.

Start acting

Working on the plan was part of the plan. Develop it in steps and start. As you approach the aim, it is only normal that you plan changes. It’s never possible to foresee all the circumstances, therefore frequently revise the plan and look for a spot where you can improve it.