We all have got a limited amount of time in this world. It is up to us to decide how are we going to make the best use of it. While life can sometimes be unpredictable, it usually follows a pattern of sorts. The accumulated result of the choices we make is the evidence of the life we have led. Therefore a certain amount of planning is necessary especially if you have a goal or dream. It does not need to be very detailed, as long as you have an idea of the direction that you intend to take, that should be good enough. However, more details are indeed helpful. Once you have got them very clear, realise that it is important to also be flexible in your approach in carrying out the plan. Not everything will happen accordingly but if you fail to plan, you essentially plan to fail.