30 Best Quotes About Planning to Inspire and Motivate You

30 Best Quotes About Planning to Inspire and Motivate You

Planning quotes can be helpful for those of who believe in the power of meticulous planning, but they can also be useful for people who want to get into an "always plan ahead" mindset. If you're here, we're going to guess you fall into one of those two camps — which is why we're so excited to provide you with a handful of quotes that will help you plan purposefully.

These inspirational quotes are perfect for adding to your vision board, writing in your journal or planner, or pinning to a Pinterest board that you can reference often. 

Without further ado, here are the 30 best motivational quotes about planning. 

1. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" — Mary Oliver

2. "Failing to plan is planning to fail." — Allen Lakein

3. "It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." — Eleanor Roosevelt

4. "Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal." — Cornelius Fichtner

5. "Plans are nothing; planning is everything." — Dwight D. Eisenhower

6. "Lay plans for something big by starting it when small." — Lao Tzu

7. "Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." — Gloria Steinem

8. "Never begin the day until it is finished on paper." — Jim Rohn



9. "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which me must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." — Pablo Picasso

10. "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." — Benjamin Franklin

11. "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." — John F. Kennedy

12. "Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan." — Tom Landry

13. "If Plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters — 204 if you're in Japan." — Claire Cook

14. "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." — Yogi Berra

15. "A goal without an action plan is a daydream." — Nathaniel Branden

16. "Someone is shitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." — Warren Buffet5

17. "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." — Will Rogers

18. "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first hour sharpening the axe." — Abraham Lincoln 

19. "It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark." — Howard Ruff

20. "Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan." — Margaret Thatcher

21. "A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power." — Brian Tracy

22. "Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident." — Chuck Knox

23. "Let our advance worrying because advance thinking and planning." — Winston Churchill

24. "Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance." —Stephen Keague

25. "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort." — Paul J. Meyer

26. "Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought." — Bernard Baruch

27. "At all times it is better to have a method." — Mark Cane

28. "When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often circumstances will fit in with them." — William Osler

29. "If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life." — Abraham Maslow

30. "Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done." 


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