In the past, I’ve planned ahead by trying to outline lessons several days, or weeks in advance. That’s never worked for me. I still find myself planning for Day x+1’s lesson on Day x.
It’s time to kick some long-term planning ass.
Since I’m so bad at putting together long-term plans, I’m going to do the exact opposite of what I do now. I’m going to start planning for the end of the year, and go backwards from there.
My thought is that by planning for the medium-term future, I’ll have to work efficiently and wisely. (After all, today’s lesson is still right around the corner.) At the same time, those are investments that will start to accrue as time passes, and I’ll find myself with solider lessons and more time to think about the current day’s stuff.
So the plan, in short, is to really skimp on short-term planning, and go all-in on the medium-term future.
Thoughts? How do you plan ahead?