3 Steps on How to Execute a Plan
We are approaching another new year and many of us will have resolutions and goals that we will attempt to implement for the year. The issue, usually, with this is that we never seem to make those goals stick past the first couple of months of the year. This is because we do not know how to execute a plan. I will show you three ways to execute a plan faithfully and end up with a pathway towards the result that you seek.
Establish The Plan
Think about a tree. I have used agriculture a few times as symbolism in previous articles such as Just Be and Seed, Time, and Harvest. We can learn a lot from agriculture. Agriculture can teach us a lot about how to execute a plan. A farmer plants a field with the intention of yielding a harvest. Before you can make a plan matriculate into something tangible, you first have to establish a plan. That seems like common sense for most. Here is why it is not as simple.
Anyone can dream up a plan. In fact, most of us are able to plan something based on what we desire or based on a need. In either case, planning comes easy. Well, if this is true, then why do so many of our plans fall flat on the ground? The reason is because there is no purpose behind the plan.
Establishing a plan is so much more than stating what you will or want to have happen. A plan has to have a reason and a purpose behind it, just like a plant is planted because there is a reason for it to be planted. Those reasons can be limitless. The purpose of planting a plant could be for food or it could be for shade. It could also be for sport, or it could be for landscaping. In all of these cases, there is a purpose and this purpose will cause the planter to always do what is necessary to ensure that the plan thrives. So, the plant is your plan. Consider your plans and imagine they are a plant. Now, why are you planting the plan? If there is no passion behind your plan, then your plan will not come to fruition.
Discover What Will Feed Your Plan (Plant)
You don’t have to be a horticulturist to understand that plants need two basic things to survive. Those are water and light. Likewise, you will need to know what activities and supplies you will need to support your plan to ensure that it grows. Knowing the ‘needs’ of your plan is an important part of knowing how to execute a plan. A plant needs a certain amount of sunlight and a certain amount of water. Each plant varies as it concerns their need for those two components. With your plan, you have to understand the needs specifically. For this cause, you will need to study your plan to ensure you know exactly what is needed for it to manifest.
Water your Plan (Plant)
Here is the point where most people fall away when it comes to showing they know how to execute a plan. You can plant a plant with the right size hole, top notch potting soil and plant it in the appropriate season, but if you do not water the plant consistently, then it will end up dying. When I would help my Mom raise plants, she taught me that a plant has to have a lot of water when it is first planted into the ground. This watering helps it deal with the shock of the new environment and also it helps the root system get settled into the soil. You also have to dig a hole that is large enough to give the plant room to grow. The bigger the root system the bigger the plant will become.
A plant cannot water itself. Rain alone will not be sufficient for a plant being planted in a new garden. It will take someone who has the will and discipline to go out and water the plant daily. This same concept applies to your plans. It does you no good to make a plan, learn how to manage the plan, but then not do all that you are required to do to ensure the plan stays healthy and lives to manifestation. This is the single most important part on mastering how to execute a plan.
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Wrapping it Up
The first two parts are important as well however. You can be very diligent with your plan but if you planned it poorly then you really have nothing to be diligent with. For example, If I plant a new shrub into dirt that has not been tilled, that shrub will stand a tough time trying to establish a thriving root system. This will affect how the plant grows in the long term. It would not matter how diligent you are in watering the plant or even if you planted it in an area where it gets great sunlight. The fact that the foundation was not properly prepared will undermine all efforts you put into making the plant live. Plan, plan right, and plan well. Happy planning.