Friday, May 11, 2012

Can Too Much Planning Be Time Wasted? - Yep!


A Productivity & Time Management Tip - Don't Over Plan!

Do You Plan Too Much?
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If you re’ reading this tip at all it’s probably because you have the personality type that is a natural planner, which of course has great value. Yet, too much of a strength could be used in excess resulting in outcomes we don’t want.

The excess?...sometimes planners can plan too much.  They want to figure out all the steps before they get started. That can lead to what I call “the paralysis of analysis.”  

What to do?
First, recognize and admit that you might be an over planner.
Secondly, decide to create a sweeping overview
Thirdly, plan more specifically the first few steps.

What you’ll discover is that as you move forward you become educated on how to keep moving forward. You’ll probably begin to see that all that previous planning you use to do got tweaked anyway. 

Remember: action brings clarity and that’s what leads me to a very important final tip: over planning in many cases, is really A WASTE of time.  Oh
the irony!

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