You’ve seen the signs that say “Plan Ahead” and the d is dropping off the end? Do you feel that most of your tasks fail in the planning ahead stage?
If so – what do you think you might do to change that? Do you practice self-discipline? Do you give disclaimers in your projects or tasks? For example, you might know that a project would take you 5 days, but do you tell that? If you practice self-discipline and do some up-front damage control, you naturally learn to build in some cushion just in case something happens – like an electrical outage that disables your system for 2 days, or unforeseen family emergencies. If you know something will take 5 days, give yourself a little extra time. When it does only take 5 days – the person you’re handing it over to will be thrilled that you gave it to them sooner.
Good discipline up front enables great damage control later.
Question to ponder: What upfront discipline can I do this week to fend off possible brush fires?