“Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan”
English chemist, politician, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher, was born on this day in 1925 (died 2013).
Honestly, I get more done that way.
I carry my Self-Journal and a Moleskine notebook most places. I’m trying to get in the habit of always having my messenger bag full ‘o stuff so that I can work, or take notes, or even draw when there’s downtime.
Sometimes I forget.
And this messenger bag is different than what I used to call the Briefcase of Holiness when I was in choir, in rehearsals, in Bible class and more.
What was I trying to talk about?
Oh yeah. Plans.
I know there are big plans and dreams and that some of us won’t reach the goals at the end of those plans. I sort of talked about that yesterday.
You do remember yesterday’s post, don’t you?
But, for today any planning that I’m referring to is more on a daily, or short-term basis.
That’s the beauty of the Self-Journal that I’m working with. It’s designed to hit your goals in increments. Thirteen weeks at a time. I don’t know if thirteen is a magic number or was just designed so that you’d have to buy four journals a year. But it’s a manageable time block. And I like that.
It works for me because I can add things to my calendar as they come up. But every morning I can review what needs to be done for the day. Then, in the evening, I can see how well I did with the plan.
It works for me. You may have your own system.
I think what Lady Thatcher was saying is that you have to know what you want, and you have to work toward it.
You’ve heard me say that kind of thing before.
Right now, I’m planning for the weekend. How about you?
Not to worry. I’ll be back here on Monday with all of the brilliance you come to anticipate.
That’s the plan, anyway.
If things aren’t working, maybe you need to make a new plan, Stan.
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Paul Simon, was born on this day in 1941.