Not everything goes according to plan. However, having a plan can give people a sense of direction. The choices they have to make seem clearer. And in case something goes wrong, they can immediately feel and understand that they are not where they are supposed to be, and they need to get back to the right path. This somehow minimizes the panic and anxiety that can come when people encounter an unforeseen or unscheduled event.
The Bible says we should not worry about tomorrow. I do not believe this is a license for complacency or laziness. Instead it is about trust in God and the confidence that people have sincerely prepared the best they can with all the opportunities they received and the skills they have learned in the previous days leading to tomorrow.
What do you do to prepare for tomorrow?
I have read or heard somewhere that people succeed in what they do because they either like what they do, or they are good at what they do. Usually, people like enough what they do so they become good at it.
But what about the concept of improvement, discovering where you are weak and working on it until it does not affect your total output or performance? They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Let us say you have 100% effort that you can put everyday on what you already have. How much will you put for your strengths, making what is strong even stronger? How much will you put for your weaknesses, improving what is weak so that you become solid overall and flexible enough to take on things outside your comfort zone? What will be a good strength/weakness ratio? 80-20? 60-40? 50-50? 20-80?
So here goes. The Sounds Like A Plan (SLAP) website is finally published. I hope this will help promote the SLAP e-book. I am also including a featured e-book that I have personally chosen from Smashwords, and will feature a new one every month. I will also post an article on the Fail to :Plan: to Fail page every week that will discuss general topics about the importance of planning. Guest posts are welcome, so send me an email. Thanks!
Hi, I'm Joseph Saints. I am an engineer with 10 years combined experience in network engineering, system administration, and project management with the telecoms and IT industry. I am a fan of fantasy and science fiction books and movies. I also enjoy Japanese mecha anime, superhero comic books and movies, and martial arts films.