100+ Best Planning Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Planning is the process of thinking about the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Inspirational planning quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Planning Quotes

A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near one. – J.R.R. Tolkien

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. – Alan Lakein

Planning for success will make you even more creative. – Danielle LaPorte

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. – Yogi Berra

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. – Peter F. Drucker

A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Anonymous

Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance. – Stephen Keague

I am a person who continually destroys the possibilities of a future because of the numbers of alternative viewpoints I can focus on the present. – Doris Lessing

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem

Success doesn’t just happen. It’s planned for. – Anonymous

A plan is only as good as those who see it through. – Anonymous

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential. – Winston Churchill

Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Allen Lakein

Plan your work and work your plan. – Napoleon Hill

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy

Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do. – Lil Wayne

The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done…you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do. – Lil Wayne

Sometimes, we need to stop analyzing the past and start planning the future. – Anonymous

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

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It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t worry about planning every step of your life. – Rick Wagoner

A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door. – Confucius

Have a bias towards action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away. – Indira Gandhi

Planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. – African Proverb

Good luck is the result of good planning. – Anonymous

Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. – Richard Cushing

Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Get up earlier and take some time to plan your day. Every extra minute you spend planning will add more time and power to your life. – Anonymous

The sooner you start planning your life, the sooner you will live the life you dream of. – Hans Glint

Most people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan. – John L. Beckley

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett

Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy! – Brian Tracy

top planning quotes

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. – Pablo Picasso

Do you have a plan? – Anonymous

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. – Winston Churchill

Good planning without good working is nothing. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. – Tom Landry

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. – Benjamin Disraeli

An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing. – Dale Carnegie

Always have a plan, and belive in it. Nothing happens by accident. – Chuck Knox

Without goals and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination. – Fitzhugh Dodson

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning. – Thomas Edison

Just because you made a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen. – Taylor Swift

Strategic planning will help you uncover your available options, set priorities for them, and define the methods to achieve them. – Robert J. McKain

You can spend your whole life planning. But once you’re ready, get out there and start doing. – Taylor Momsen

Set your intentions for the week. People who plan achieve. – Anonymous

Unless you have definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you. – Zig Ziglar

You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don’t believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can’t possibly foresee now. – Harry S. Truman

Just because you make a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen. – Taylor Swift

Dreaming after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem

inspiring planning quotes

The man who is prepared has his battle half fought. – Miguel De Cervantes

If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan. – Terence McKenna

The backbone of success is hard work, determination, good planning, and perseverance. – Mia Hamm

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. – George S. Patton

Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you. – Zig Ziglar

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. – Leonard Bernstein

Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and most of all self-discipline. – Thomas J. Stanley

If you don’t plan, how do you plan to succeed? – Anonymous

The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything. – Jerry Brown

I ain’t Martin Luther King. I don’t need a dream. I have a plan. – Spike Lee

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell

A plan is a list of actions arranged in whatever sequence is thought likely to achieve an objective. – John Argenti

Make time for planning: Wars are won in the general’s tent. – Stephen R. Covey

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power. – Brian Tracy

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. – Douglas H. Everett

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. – Earl Nightingale

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan. – Margaret Thatcher

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. – Napoleon Hill

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. – Peter Drucker

famous planning quotes

It’s not the plan that’s important, it’s the planning. – Dr. Gramme Edwards

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. – Henry David Thoreau

When my company started really growing, I didn’t have any help in my house at all. I had the upkeep of my daily life, I had a one year old and a three year old, and I had my house. So I had to prioritize. – Julie Aigner Clark

I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process. – Oprah Winfrey

…everything has a past. Everything – a person, an object, a word, everything. If you don’t know the past, you can’t understand the present and plan properly for the future. – Chaim Potok

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it. – Antoine de Saint Exupery

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe. – Anatole France

A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there. – H. Stanely Judd

Plan your next move because every step contributes towards your goal. – Sukant Ratnakar

Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident. – Chuck Knox

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. – Alan Lakein, writer

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. – Abraham Lincoln

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. – Denis Waitley

Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination. – Fitzhugh Dodson

It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date. – Roger von Oech

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. – Geoge S. Patton

Never begin the day until it is finished on paper. – Jim Rohn, entrepreneur

Speaking from my personal experiences, setting goals, along with a detailed action plan, has actually changed my life from one cast in frustration to one of purpose. – Catherine Pulsifer

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. – Robert H. Schuller

If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail. – Tariq Siddique

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days. – Gloria Steinam

The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have. – Nido Qubein

Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us. – Richard I. Winwood

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. – Napoleon Hill

If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan. – Claire Cook

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