I do a lot of planning in my company. When creating an identity or website, a lot of work goes into it. I wouldn’t start a project without a plan, and you wouldn’t start a business without a plan.
As entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to jump right into new projects. We’re visionaries, we love to create. This is a double edged sword. People that over-plan don’t like guys like us because we are fast action. But we also envy the planners because we fail in the planning area many times.
Furthermore, we like to talk to others and tell them our plan, hoping that by saying it, we’re writing it down in our heads and maybe this other person is too. But telling people your plans before they come to life can be a major mistake. It’s like bragging and being prideful. I’ve done it, and likely still do it.
Instead, we have to shut up, plan the entire thing out, and when the time is right, God will have us reveal our plan.
In Nehimiah 2:11-12, the bible says
“I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on.”
Nehimiah did some more recon work before finally spilling the beans as to why he was there in the first place.
Notice that Nehimiah is going in phases. His first plan was to hit up the king for permission. He didn’t know the damage that had been done in Jerusalem, he couldn’t have known. The main goal was to REBUILD the way, but little victories needed to happen along the way to get there.
What are your little victories that will take you to the final goal?
Write them down and don’t tell others until its time to execute.
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