An acre of performance is worth a world of promise.
— William Dean Howells, American novelist and playwright (1920, by Underwood & Underwood; Public Domain)
There are few things in life more important than strategic planning: consciously deciding where you will go and how you will get there in the time you have been given. One of more importance, however, is performance: moving forward in a planned and systematic way toward the fulfillment of your objectives. A plan without accompanying performance is a dream, but a plan backed by focused action will create an admirable and exquisite life.