There’s the plan and then there’s what really happens.
The plan is the chosen method to achieve the agreed goal. We will do this and this and this, and if we do well we expect the results to be this and this and this.
What really happens is (hopefully) everything on the plan, and then all the other things that we do as we react to the reactions and deal with the signal and noise that come across our desk and impacts on our day to day.
The key word in all of that: hopefully.
Don’t leave it to hope. If the plan was worth anything, even if it was just the thoughts and discipline involved in the act of planning, hope shouldn’t come into it.
On or off? Make active choices.
Skippy strategy: If you take something off the plan, do it intentionally and with your eyes wide open.
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