Planning Ahead Makes You a Superstar!

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Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

A reporter once asked the great hockey player Wayne Getzky what his secret was to being better than all of those other professional hockey players out there.

His reply: “I just skate to where the puck is going!”

It sounds like such a simple piece of advice. Why don’t we all just skate to where the puck is going and we too can be legendary hockey players, right?

Well, it’s not that easy. For one, we don’t all play hockey. For another, us humans just don’t like to plan our futures ahead of time. Honestly! We really don’t like it. Be honest. Don’t most of us spend more time planning our summer vacations than we do planning our life?

Think about. We study the place we’re going for summer. Admit it. We at least look it up on the computer. Some of us mapquest our destination and then print it out on paper. Some of us even plug in the address to our navigation system if our car has one. Why? Because we want to make sure that we get to our final destination; summer vacation.

But how many of us put this much effort into planning out our life? Do we have a life map? Do we know the route we’re going to navigate to get there? Do we even have a destination picked out yet?

Please people, if you only remember one thing from this blog, remember this: Skate to where the puck is going because planning ahead will make you a superstar!

Now, please share how you plan to use the success secret of Planning Ahead Makes You a Superstar.


Thanks for your time,


Daniel Blanchard


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