I have found many times that the most successful ventures we have in life are those we take the time to plan and prepare for. We can plan for homework; we can plan for our days. Planning is a principle for us to find success in our lives. It is when we neglect to plan that the hopes and aspirations we have are not able to come to fruition. Planning is nearly impossible if we do not have a goal or objective we are planning for. I feel many times planning helps us to realize the goals we have and helps us focus on achieving them.
I am reminded of Alice from Alice and Wonderland by Lewis Carroll:
"Cheshire-Puss," she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider.
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where---" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"---So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
As the Cheshire cat says, when we don’t care where we are going “it doesn’t matter which way we go.” Does each of us know where we are going in our lives? Do we know what our purpose is and are we planning on going there?