Seth’s Blog: There’s nothing wrong with having a plan

Seth’s Blog: There’s nothing wrong with having a plan.

The plans can fail because

  • either the design was not adequate and complete, missing some vital elements that would affect input or process or output, OR
  • it was not implemented the way it was designed, OR
  • some of the external environmental factors did not behave as expected in the plan design, OR
  • perhaps the target was too high vis-a-vis planned or available resources.
But the mission is what the plan aims to achieve. The mission can undergo change, as it should, ordinarily.
One may give up the mission. but, that still is not mission’s [intrinsic ] failure. It is the failure of that individual who had dreamed that mission.


In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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