The success of every project/venture can be easily predicted from the planning phase.
The relationship between the level/degree of planning and the success of a project is so directly proportional that you can boldly state that a project poorly planned for is doomed to fail whereas one that was born out of a detailed plan is more certain to be a huge success.
If this then is the case, how is it then that some projects that operate on a ‘detailed plan’ still end up falling apart? And what exactly does a good plan entails/demand?
Planning as the first and most important part of any process cannot be overemphasized because it is the foundation on which every other work must be built. In other words, if there are ‘faults’ at the planning stage, then the process is more likely than not to have hitches during its execution.
If the foundations be destroyed (faulty), what can the righteous do?
Psalm 11: 3 (emphasis mine)
Making and drafting of plans have found great application in deciding what path to follow in executing a project.
However, planning has even a more primary role; which is testing for the feasibility of the project.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish
Luke 14: 28 - 30
More often than not, when a project fails despite having a detailed plan for its execution, it is because the project, if it had gone through the feasibility test, shouldn’t have started in the first place, or at least should have started at a smaller scale.
Every God-given vision is bound to find full expression at the appointed time; as the called vessel partners with the Father in birthing His will on the earth.
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2: 1 - 3
*More to follow in the next part