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Plan vs. Strategy

⁣It is easier to make a plan than to develop a strategy.

A plan is a list of action steps to achieve a goal.

When we are planning we are thinking of 1 option, 1 route that will lead us to where we want to go.

But often, plans crash.

They crash because team members, timing, resources and environmental factors play a big part on how things will happen. ⁣

If we just focus on this way of thinking, we will waste too much time and energy on plan A, B, C. ⁣ Doubts will chime in, slowing things down.⁣

A strategy is different to a plan for it is dynamic in nature.

It is the design of a long-term roadmap open to evolution. ⁣

A plan is

  • Short-term
  • Focused on achieving one objective
  • Static in nature
  • Organized action steps

A strategy is…

  • Long-term
  • Focused on achieving several objectives
  • Dynamic in nature
  • Evolving with several plans and options
  • Organized taking in consideration people, time, efforts and resources
  • Open to situation and risk analysis


We can use a plan for each business or life objective. ⁣

We can use a strategy to uphold the energy of the mission and vision.



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