Justan Brandt at Best Damn Consultant has a post called Planning Is Easy, Follow Through Is Hard.
That started me thinking about the subject of planning versus follow through. I have to admit, I have far more things ‘on paper’ (written down) than I have actually followed through on. Sometimes there are legitimate reasons NOT to follow throw on some plan I’ve made. In the process of committing plans to writing, often times things tend to come out that I hadn’t thought of in the process of “thinking things through”. And those ‘things’ may literally throw a wrench in the plans.
But what Justan is talking about is failing to take into consideration that implementing your plans will take a lot of work and time. The plan is like a blue print for a building. The builder or architect creates a blueprint or CAD design sometimes in just a matter of hours. But the building itself will take much longer. And during the course of the building process, the plans will be referred to quite often.
Your home based business planning is much the same. You take some time up front to create a plan for your business or project. But executing that plan will take some time and some commitment over time. Good project planning techniques in the planning process can help you estimate how much time your plan might take.
So when you sit down to plan for your home based business or just a project, be sure to consider the commitment to following through on the plans.