Having a plan is good. Waiting until you have the perfect plan before you take action, on the other hand, can keep you from doing anything at all.
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As business blog Entrepreneur points out, too much planning can be a cathartic distraction from taking action. It can make you feel like you’re accomplishing something without having to take a risk. While it’s ok to have a plan, don’t wait for that plan to be perfect:
Just start. Quit trying to control things and make more decisions. Life is a journey, not a business plan. And even the best business plans are really guesses. So if must plan, then plan. But do it quickly, so that you can get on with executing it. That’s where you’ll really learn and grow.
If you’re not sure whether you’re planning or just avoiding taking action, ask yourself what you can do now. Can you get started today? Is there something you can do to put your plan into action? If there is, don’t worry if your plan isn’t perfect. Get started.
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