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First you write down your goal; your second job is to break down your goal into a series of steps, beginning with steps which are absurdly easy.

Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.
Some self-confronting questions: Where do I want to be at any given time? How am I going to get there? What do I have to do to get myself from where I am to where I want to be?... What's the first, small step I can take to get moving?
Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
You win not by chance, but by preparation.
Strategic planning will help you fully uncover your available options, set priorities for them, and define the methods to achieve them.
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
Developing the plan is actually laying out the sequence of events that have to occur for you to achieve your goal.
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
It takes time to save time.
Plan well before you take the journey. Remember the carpenter's rule: Measure twice, cut once.
Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
An intelligent plan is the first step to success. The man who plans knows where he is going, knows what progress he is making and has a pretty good idea when he will arrive.
The plan was smooth on paper, only they forgot about the ravines.
The short- term plan, then, is an operative plan defining goals in writing and clearly indicating how these goals are to be carried out...
We need a sense of the value of time -- that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities.
A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
You can never plan the future by the past.
At all times it is better to have a method.
A trend is a trend is a trend. But the question is, will it bend? Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end?
Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.
To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
Magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life.
In order to plan your future wisely, it is necessary that you understand and appreciate your past.
The structure will automatically provide the pattern for the action which follows.
Always plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
It's not the plan that is important, it's the planning.
In complex situations, we may rely too heavily on planning and forecasting and underestimate the importance of random factors in the environment. That reliance can also lead to delusions of control.
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.
Long-range planning works best in the short term
It is important not to ignore forecasts that are uncongenial.
If we can't figure something out in three weeks, we probably shouldn't bother.
Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.