"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" - Benjamin Franklin We all have heard this statement...

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“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” Benjamin Franklin

We all have heard this statement so many times that most of us can recite it from memory. However, my question is: how many of us ever give it any serious consideration or thought? For one to plan, you need to have a dream. You need to focus on where you want to go and what you want to achieve.

There is an interesting way of thinking which I have seen in many people, especially young people, who seem to have this notion that one has to first, look for capital and then after that, decides what to do with it. This, my friends, is a dangerous road to travel.

Money has a funny way of dulling our senses and kicking out reason and logic, only allowing it back when we have squandered all the money. We have heard so many stories of the ‘Rags to riches and then back to rags’ again. Instant success or riches can be extremely dangerous, more so if you are not prepared for it.

Imagine somebody prepares him/herself, packs their bags and embarks on a journey but when questioned on their destination, their response is, they will decide once they get there. Sounds ridiculous does it not? That is a sure example of a totally lost person. Common sense dictates that you decide on where you are going, from your current location. Your point of departure is the determining point of your destination, and your destination determines the means of getting there.

My simple word of advice is this (more directed to our youth); you cannot plan for and make your future only once you get there. You plan and execute the kind of future you want today from right where you are, and from right here, you then plan on how to get there.

So you want a good future? Start planning now. You want success tomorrow? Start achieving it today. Remember that you plan your destination from your point of departure not at your arrival.  To read more posts by Mwangi, click HERE

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