It’s better to be wise than strong;
intelligence outranks muscle any day.
Strategic planning is the key to warfare;
to win, you need a lot of good counsel.
How many times have we jumped into a project without thinking it through? Or went into battle without having a plan? I think back to many experiences when I didn’t think something through, only to find myself taking two steps forward and three steps back. I also remember my father coming along and saying, “Son, did you think this through? What’s your plan here?” Now looking back, I realize it must have been painful or comical for him to watch!
The key to working smarter is to seek advice from other successful people and first make sure I have a good plan.