My goal in sailing isn't to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.
Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.
The short- term plan, then, is an operative plan defining goals in writing and clearly indicating how these goals are to be carried out...
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Of right and wrong he taught
Truths as refined as ever Athens heard;
And (strange to tell) he practis'd what he preach'd.
If we can't figure something out in three weeks, we probably shouldn't bother.
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by
little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Some self-confronting questions: "Where do I want to be at any given time?" "How am I going to get there? "What do I have to do to get myself from where I am to where I want to be?"... "What's the first, small step I can take to get moving?".
Long-range planning works best in the short term.
Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.
Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.
It's not the plan that is important, it's the planning.
To be prepared is half the victory.
A plan is a list of actions arranged in whatever sequence is thought likely to achieve an objective.
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