RULE 48

Have a game plan, but keep it secret

No one knows what goes on inside your head. No one knows what lofty heights you aspire to. No one knows what you’re really up to – remember Rule 43: Know what you are actually doing – so you can work on your game plan and be doing your job well at the same time. Your game plan should incorporate both long- and short-term goals – where you want to be, where you intend being – and then you have something to match your success against – where you actually are.

Why keep it secret? Because the game plan of your corporation, your management team and your boss may not exactly match your own game plan. This is a personal game plan and should be kept to yourself to protect your dreams and hopes and aspirations ...

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