The Importance of Planning (Productivity Series #2)

This post is part of our 6 part Productivity Series.

If there’s one thing both a person and organization needs, it’s planning. Many have failed to reach their goals despite being productive thanks to lack of planning.

So what is the essence of planning and why does every person need it? Learn more about it as you read below.

1. It motivates you.

Regardless if you are studying solo or in a group, planning motivates people. Once you have a good working plan, you’ll feel as if you have a purpose and you can’t help but feel excited.

2. It lessens risks and mistakes.

With planning, you have calculated risks, not careless ones. When you are able to invest the time, patience and other resources to solidify your steps, you are able to foresee things that can go wrong. With this, you will be a few steps ahead.

3. It connotes proper designation.

Planning is investing time on what’s best to do to reach goals. If you’re working with a group, setting up a plan lets you become more organized. This way, it allows for better work designation and distribution.

Take a group presentation in class for example. Those who fail and get the lowest grades are those who were not able to carefully plan and distribute tasks well.

4. It allows for creativity to come in.

The beauty of planning is for people to have the time to be creative. Unlike sloppy work that’s done without any goals and planned execution to reach each, creativity is best seen with those who plan.

If you’re giving yourself and others the time, then trust that creativity will flow. With that, the product of your hard work would be nothing less than successful.

Planning may be overrated to others. Some even believe that being spontaneous is the way to go. While that works in fewer situations, those who want to achieve their goals and become successful are the planners.

Continue reading this productivity series with “#3 Keeping Track of Time”:

  1. The importance of goals
  2. The importance of planning
  3. Keeping track of time
  4. Hacks to save time
  5. Developing good work ethics and study habits
  6. Preventing burnout

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