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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Planning the Future

There is a saying that “all plans are useless, but planning is vital.” Plans are useless as they become out of date very quickly. But without the process of planning, you won’t prepare for the future. You need to plan, but don’t stick to your plans so rigidly that you miss opportunities.

Knowing where you’re going

Life is unpredictable, so why plan? First, all of the things you want to achieve in your life require effort and preparation. You need to ensure you acquire the qualifications and experience that will allow you to progress in your chosen career, and to do that, you need a plan. Having a plan gives you a framework against which to measure your progress. Have you achieved what you set out to do? If not, why not? ...

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