I’m a planner. Not in any sort of official capacity (though I do write lots of plans at work), but more-so in my personality and work ethic. From my perspective, it comes from having a marketing background.
Everything I ever learned about marketing in school revolved around documentation and planning. Before you engage in research, you need to have a plan. Before you launch a campaign, you need to have a plan. What I’ve found after operating out in the world is that sometimes the best plan is action itself.
We are what we habitually do
Earlier today I was reading a blog post from Adam Carroll discussing the fact that we are what we habitually do. The line is actually a quote from Aristotle, saying “We are what we habitually do. Excellence then is a habit not an act.” While we can plan to be a better person, a better salesman, or a more-engaged employee, it’s what we actually do that determines our true course.
I’ve been planning to do more blogging since I started this blog a few years ago; I’ve even made it part of a New Year’s resolution. But the reality is that even with all the planning in the world, those plans aren’t going to publish new posts on my blog.
Take action, start doing
As of today, I’m going to start blogging more. I won’t set a limit or a goal or an objective (much to my own dismay), but rather will just focus on doing. Period.
What things have you been putting off because you don’t have the right plan in place? What could you start doing now?