I’m the kind of person who likes to think several steps ahead. If I know an important work project is coming up, I always want to figure out what all needs to be done. I also want to get things done well ahead of schedule if possible. I think I started doing this during my third year of college when I would buckle down and get projects and papers done earlier than my peers. I always tried hard to get my assignments done sooner than later so that I didn’t have to worry about them come crunch time.
Now, I don’t act like this to show off or act like I’m better than everyone else. I’ve just found through past life experiences (from both work and school) that I cannot stand to do things last minute. Procrastination is not my friend (When has it been anyone’s friend, though?), and that’s a lesson I’ve had to learn the hard way.
This is why in my opinion, being a planner is important. You don’t want to find yourself doing things last minute in a panic. I speak from personal experience when I say that scrambling to get something done at the last minute can take a serious toll on your mental health. I always feel super stressed out when I’m rushing to get something done.
If you find yourself dealing with this scenario repeatedly, then you need to seriously consider becoming a planner. By becoming a planner, you won’t find yourself doing things at the last minute. You’ll also find yourself getting things done effectively as opposed to forgetting certain aspects of a project- which can happen when you’re rushing.
I believe that being a planner is necessary in order to be successful. If you plan out a large task effectively, you’ll be able to do it well and do it right. Having a plan is key to executing anything to the best of your ability. I believe that it’s essential to be a planner in order to be successful in any part of your life.
Are you a planner? Do you plan on becoming one? Let me know in the comments below, or hit me up on social media!