"Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail" is attributed to Alan Lakein who may have taken his quote from Benjamin Franklin who famously said, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail". The idea behind both quotes are true. Many people (and possibly most people) do not have the skill or ability to think ahead of today and they are not able to envision what the future may look like, tomorrow. These unfortunate humans are often overwhelmed and consumed with the present (look around you today and you can see it). There are others (again a large group) who fail to see the benefits of planning and therefore lack the motivation to sacrifice a little time now to plan ahead in order to save a lot of time later. For this group, the benefit of planning is not recognized as offsetting the lost time to plan. And then there are those (as sad group) who lack the drive and perseverance to achieve anything noble or valuable enough to be worth their time to create a plan. This group of people is growing in our society. More and more people fail to have retirement plans or child college funds or career paths or other goals that require long term plans to achieve. All three groups of people will suffer more and struggle often and achieve less success than those (who I hope you are a part of) who learn to plan, take time to plan and set worthy goals that require a plan to be successful. Planning to compete is a great opportunity to practice planning to succeed.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.