“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
You may recognize this quote from John Steinbeck’s novel, “Of Mice and Men”. There are many things beyond our control that impact our lives. But that does not minimize the importance of planning for your future and taking deliberate actions to prepare for likely events.
Planning gives us a fighting chance at achieving what is important to us. While having a plan does not ensure success, it helps us think through our situation and make wiser decisions. Plans give us the opportunity to take action before important events occur, instead of reacting when it is too late.