Plan, Prepare, Adjust
Start well – Run well – Finish well. Pace yourself. Run to a plan.
Plan as much as you reasonably can. You cannot plan for everything that might happen.
If you need to, you can plan, pray & adjust. This can be repeated as often as its needed. But make sure, it’s needed and that it’s not just an excuse to quit. You should not really do this until after you have tried your original plan.
Learn before you adjust.
Actually a good rule is to “plan to adjust”. You will rarely have it right the first time. Don’t let pride keep you from adjusting a bad, or an incomplete plan.
Don’t let little things get away from you. Deal with stuff when it happens, as much as is practical. Small things, little foxes, spoil the vine.
Raising a NEW GENERATION.