Retirement doesn't just happen. Remaining retired doesn't just happen. Not only does it require planning...it requires structure.
What is your big picture? What are you planning to do? First you must determine where you are before you can develop a strategy to arrive at your goals. It is necessary to prioritize on the most important goals.
You must determine to give time for including organization in your planning. Without giving time to your plans, you are already behind.
Ask yourself the right questions about the current market, reporting, revenue, reporting, and evaluation before your set specific goals. These goals need to be written and be realistic, measurable, and conditional.
What are the possible obstacles you will face as start your retirement plan and those you will encounter as the plan guides you to your ultimate goals?
Schedule and budget everything you can and get everything on the calendar and set deadlines. Determine both the costs and due dates for the due dates included in your plan.
No "cookie cutter" retirement plan is the ultimate answer. Your plan must be designed for you and your goals. Your must monitor and correct your plan continuously until you reach that goal of retirement...and the success in remaining retired. Progress in your plan is like a canoe trip;
constantly adjust your course to take care of the possible obstacles you meet on the trip.
Continuously study the results. Evaluation prevents stagnation and exaggeration.
Remember: Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes planning to chart the course.
Using Moses as an example, it is apparent that proper planning and structure brings success as he led Israel to the Promised Land. Israel didn't just arrive at their goal. It was a result of following the plan that was initiated, monitored, adjusted for the unexpected, and evaluating the results.
After Moses brought Israel out of Egypt, he very methodically arranged the tribal camps in the wilderness. He set the tabernacle in the center and arranged the priests around its four sides. Then he symmetrically distributed the Twelve Tribes around the priests and Levites, with three tribes on each of the four sides.
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