Preparation has diminishing returns after a while, while presence has exponential returns. The sooner you move from preparing to being present, the better your results will be.
Instead of trying to specify it in full detail, you specify it only somewhat. You then ride on the dynamics of the system in the direction you want to go.
- Stafford Beer
Incomplete thoughts on plans and ordering our lives:
Accept disorder, the product of entropy, and that the probability of your plans succeeding with perfection is highly improbable.
Thus, your plans should be "elastic", with a high degree of resilience (in the engineering sense). That is, your plans should be able to absorb stresses (the unexpected) and setbacks without resulting in complete failure.
In order to achieve this, a plan should embrace a spectrum of possible "positive" outcomes, and multiple paths to reach them.
Because the spectrum must contain "negative" outcomes too, they should be mapped out along with effective strategies to reduce their likelihood, alongside paths that can counter, displace, dull, mitigate or transform them.