Planning » Preparation » Progress

First, you make a plan.
Then you prepare to execute.
Then you take the action needed to progress.

It’s a fairly obvious sequence.

Ready … Aim … Fire

I’ve done things where I tried to move too fast.

Ready … Ai -FIRE! Fire again! FIIIIIRREE!

It didn’t end well.

I tried to learn from that.

Ready … Aim … OK, left a bit – now up a bit … yeah, I think that’s it … Fi – no, wait – I think it’s down a bit …

And so on. That didn’t get me very far, either.

Ready … Aim … Fire

Like so many things, it sounds simple – but simple isn’t always easy.

Whatever project you’re currently working on, remember:
You need all three stages.
They each need time, attention and care.
And they need to happen in the right order.

Planning. Preparation. Progress.

Ready. Aim. Fire.