Quotes from the Masters
On Strategic Planning

"Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what's your plan to read?" -- Jim Rohn  

"Where will you be in five years? Develop a plan, and then activate that plan to put yourself where you want to be in five years. Be sure to update your five-year plan at least annually in order to stay ahead of the game." -- Tom Hopkins  

"Practice the 20/80 Rule.  The first 20 percent of the time you spend planning a project will be worth 80 percent of the time you spend on the entire project." -- Brian Tracy

"The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now.  To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have." -- Nido Qubein

"Always work from a list.  Write it out, organize it, and work on your most important task." -– Brian Tracy  

"Walt Disney and Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller had 50 year plans – do you?" -– Mark Victor Hansen  

"When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances will fit in with them." -– Sir William Osler

"I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through - then follow through." -- Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker  

"To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment." -— James Allen  

"Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised." -- Denis Waitley  

"Never begin the day until it is finished on paper." -- Jim Rohn

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." -- Henry David Thoreau  

"Organizing yourself is like eating candy, it makes you think twice about doing it... but once you do... the outcome is SWEET!" -- Doug Firebaugh  

"Become a strategic thinker.  Set goals for what you want and create organized plans of action to achieve them." -– Brian Tracy

"There are those who work all day, those who dream all day, and those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams.  Go into the third category because there's virtually no competition." -– Steven J. Ross


Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International