Failure to plan is planning to fail

Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.
Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.

Knowledge is power. That doesn’t mean having a university education.

You don’t need a PHD to achieve success in life. Many of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs had nothing before they took a leap of faith, and took the plunge. They had guts, and they had ingenuity. They took a chance.

There is no such thing as an overnight success. A musician who hits the big time with a single hasn’t been in the music business for two weeks. They have been gigging in clubs with no people paying attention to them.

Travelling the country, and sleeping in their cars. Having their demo’s thrown in the bin by 30 different record companies.

They have worked tirelessly learning their craft, and refining it. Learning from those they idolise. Until one day, they find themselves competing with them.

Whatever it is that you want from life, learn about it. History is re-written every single day. History is being made right now. To create history takes hard work, and hours of learning, hustling, and persistence.

Remember this. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. To succeed, you need to plan. Failure to plan is planning to fail. Spend time planning how you are going to achieve your goals. Before this column was written, a plan was made in order to write it. That said, remain flexible. Obstacles may arise. Move around them. Know what needs to be done, and you will have direction.

Mike Tyson famously said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” He couldn’t be more right. What’s important is how they recover from that. Even though you may have a plan, you will make some mistakes. You will be criticised. You’ll feel alone at times. You may even feel stupid at times. Step by step, you will get ahead.

Break down your pathway to success. Smaller goals make the bigger picture until eventually, you reach your dream. Do it with passion, and never deviate from the direction you’re going in.

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