Use during training sessions and presentations.
A one page document of Planning and Preparation quotes from famous people can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time to be considering alternative strategies. John Cleese
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. Alan Lakein
Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful. William A Ward
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult. E. B. White
Adventure is just bad planning. Roald Amundsen
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. Alexander Hamilton
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain
Plans are useless, but planning is essential. Dwight D Eisenhower
Chance favours only the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur
Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans. John Lennon
Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true. Lester R. Bittel
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. George Patton
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. Denis Waitley
If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow. Philip Crosby
Murphy says: One person's lack of planning always becomes someone else's emergency.
Adds interest to session and emphasises key points.
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