The most common reason why plans don’t work is because the planner over-thinks the situation. The plans that do not get executed often took days and weeks to come up with. These plans often have too many priorities and goals.
The purpose of a plan is to be implemented. A plan that does not get implemented does not fulfill its purpose. The solution is not to exclude a plan from your strategy. The solution is to make your plan simple.
A simple plan should consist of 5 priorities at most with stepping stones that will allow you to accomplish those priorities within a certain amount of time. The simpler your plan, the better. If you do not need 5 stepping stones to get the priority accomplished, do not use 5 stepping stones to get there. The less work you give yourself to accomplish a priority, the better.
Plans don’t have to backfire. Plans can lead to successful businesses and products that get incredible results. The only way to have a successful plan is by making it simple. By making your plan simple, you will know exactly what you need to implement and when you need to implement parts of your plan.