Prior Planning Prevents ?!$$ Poor Performance

Oil painting  Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Oil painting
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

I love planning.

I love determining where an effort is and to where it is headed.

I love figuring out how to get to the goal; what resources are needed; what obstacles lie in the way, and how to get around them.

I hate planning.

I hate the way that people “wish away” all of the problems.

What if there’s a hurricane? No, problem, we handle hurricanes all the time.

What if the levees don’t hold; the Ninth Ward could be flooded? Don’t worry, the levees are fine.

What if we need to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people? That’s why we have Interstate 10 and Interstate 12, so it will be fine.

Too bad I can’t just wish away those people who wish every problem away.

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