“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
So said Warren Buffett, a man worth over $70 billion (that’s US dollars!) and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. At 85 years old, he is a great example of keeping your eyes open, planning your options out and playing a long game.
Planning is one of those things that many of us know we probably should do, but because it deals with things a long way over the horizon, it’s easier to push it back and focus on the here and now.