Is it possible to plan too much? | NESHEAHOLIC

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Is it possible to plan too much?

I am an advocate of making plans when you want to do things. I am not an advocate of over planning or using planning as a crutch.

I've seen very often a person who will take SO much time planning, making intricate time-lines, charts and graphs, that in the end the only thing they actually DO is plan, they never get anything accomplished.

Just like most things in life, planning is a good thing, but you have to find a balance between planning well, and and over planning, or using planning as a procrastination technique to keep from actually doing what you are planning to do.

Are you using planning a crutch?
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4 comments

  1. how did you know?! you didn't have to put me on blast in front of everybody!! thank you. i really need this reminder.

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  2. @CHD:WCK - I'm glad it was timely for you :-)

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  3. you know it's counter-productive if the planning takes way longer/too much energy than the actual thing.

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  4. I'm not sure if I'm using planning as a crutch, but I definitely plan A LOT. I think I accomplish 75% of the things that I plan though.

    P.S. I like how you're experimenting with different layouts for your blog. They look great!

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