Moving forward without a plan in place.
Deciding on a case by case basis.
Reacting to all of these different opportunities that keep presenting themselves.
The following video is an incredible example of what you can accomplish with four months of planning. Truly planning out every single detail. Well, lots of planning and some post it notes.
Pretty incredible, isn't it? Imagine what you could do if you had four months to plan it out. Instead of 4 minutes to react to it.
Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People puts a lot of emphasis on planning ahead. As a matter of fact, it is the cornerstone of the first three habits: