This is part 8 of 30 in the Hammertime Sequence. Click here for the intro.
It pains me to begin a post about planning with an announcement about two slight changes of plans for Hammertime:
First, I will be travelling the week after next, so there will be a week-and-a-half intermission between the first and second cycles.
Second, when I sat down to write a post about Focusing, I found myself unable to add anything productive to this excellent post: Focusing, for Skeptics. Focusing is probably the second most powerful technique I learned from CFAR, so I will return to it in future cycles after more thought.
Instead, I want to write three posts on planning. These are the first steps to becoming the kind of person who can make thoughtful long-term plans and follow through with them.