Some people are perpetually unhappy, rushing around nervously as a result of poor planning. They do not allow themselves enough time, often leave things to chance, and do not appreciate the brevity of life. Work done under stress and excitement is almost sure to suffer in quality.

Prudent planning prevents haste, waste, and inconvenience. When you have work to do, an engagement to keep, an obligation to meet, or a service to render, prepare for it ahead of time. Account for possibilities of delay or disappointment. The best work is accomplished by men of poise and self-control, who have learned to conserve their personal force and concentrate it for the most effective results.

Plan, concentrate, and execute.