Definiteness Of Plans: The Major Attributes Of Leadership Part V
Definiteness of plans is one particular area that you will need to pay very close attention to. I remember when I was training for the marathon I had a 730 day plan. This plan was meticulous in it’s preparation and when implemented was 95% achieved. The plan was so important for me and I will tell you why.
The plan was in front of me every day. (make a note of this) I referred to it at least twice a day for the full two years. I referred to my plan every day. I went from someone who couldn’t run 800 meters without stopping, to a first half marathon time of 1.31 in 12 months.
There were three reasons for the rapid improvement.
1. I knew my outcome (to run a marathon in 3.20 and the date)
2. I used the power of persistence to keep going when things got tough.
3. I had excellent plans which I stuck to. I remember one particular evening where I finished work at 10 pm and decided to run home instead of getting the train. I nearly decided to abandoned my quest until I reached into my pocket and found my goal and the plan. I thought if I don’t do this I have wasted 12 months of training.
So I set out on the run which was to be 14 miles. I think you can see why I thought about the alternative transport home and the lateness of the hour.
I started out and after about 5 miles the most thickest of fogs descended all around me. At one point it was so thick I got lost and added at least another mile to my journey. Well finally after 2 hours I arrived home and the only things that kept me going were the goal and the plan.
So hopefully you can see how important meticulous plans are to you. You must plan your goal, write it down in detail and then put it into massive persistent action.
Napoleon Hill said, “A leader who moves by guesswork without practical, definite plans is comparable to a ship without a rudder. Sooner or later it will land on the rocks.
If you are unable or confused about what plans to complete speak to someone who has done it before. I will always assist people in this specific area.
To Your Success
Definiteness Of Plans