However, having a plan and then following it religiously even when it isn't working is the worst thing you can do. I get shown 'plans' all the time -from teachers right through to ministers and yet when I ask them to put that away and tell me what they're doing and why I often get a very different version of things ( or an uncomfortbale silence!). In other words, the plan has changed or perhaps isn't understood at all.
The process of planning, evaluating and re-planning is essential. Sticking to a plan that doesn't work, is out of date or you don't understand or believe in is a waste of everyone's time.
• Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential – Winston Churchill
• Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower