Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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

Photo: Rachel DeHayes, Clock tower in Chicago
I'd say Leonard Bernstein got it right with this ironic statement. My Grandpa always says the key to success is the 3 P's: preparation, preparation, preparation. And while I wholeheartedly agree, all that preparation won't do too much good unless you have just enough fire under your bum to put that plan into action. 

I've always been a planner. Ask anyone. Just like any true Virgo, I crave organization and order. But when that organization and order is paired with a busy schedule and just enough of a time crunch, its a high I can't even explain. 

February is going to be the kind of month where, if Bernstein's recipe is correct, greatness shall be achieved. It will be a busy month, mixed with heavy deadlines and weekends of fun, but I say bring it. The planning is done. It's time to jump into action!


  1. Here'a another piece of Grandpa wisdom that Berstein will agree with: If you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it!

  2. Planner power!
    List-makers are the best kind of people.