CHAPTER 4

You May Hate Planning, but You Should Do It Anyway

by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Some of the smartest people that I have ever met struggle with convincing themselves to do one thing: plan their work.

They’re off the charts in terms of analyzing all sorts of things, from manufacturing processes to stocks to nuclear particles. But when it comes to their own time management or laying out a plan to get a big project done, they balk. Something about scheduling makes their brains shut down, and they can go from brilliant to blank in an instant.

One of the reasons these individuals struggle is because they can get away with not planning for much longer than most people. If you have some charisma and a strong ability to cram, you may have been ...

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