The value of good planning

An excellent article regarding motivation and methods to include a format for developing strategic plans. The title is somewhat misleading. Excerpts:

Learning to Mend Misbehaving Mindsets by Own Amber, Co-Chair Emeritus at XML Community of Practice (xmlCoP)Nobel prize-winning author Richard H.
Thaler suggests policies can be crafted to minimize the predictable mistakes people make. Toward that end, he has no interest in telling people what to do but seeks to help them achieve their own goals.

Regarding prospects for success, Thaler asserts, “The only protection against overconfidence is to systematically collect data that can prove you wrong.”

Moreover, as he quotes his colleague Linda Ginzel, “If you don’t write it down, it doesn’t exist.”Carol S. Dweck notes that vows to act are often useless. However, probability for success can be increased by making concrete plans that can be visualized in terms of when, where, and how they will be carried out.

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