Peter Drucker: “Plans are only good intentions unless…”

A commenter on this blog once remarked than an entrepreneur is anyone with an idea. I could not disagree more strongly. Everyone has ideas. Most of them are never acted on and end up as regrets … the things that coulda … shoulda … woulda … been done.

Entrepreneurs have ideas, to be sure, but what makes them unique is not the ideas themselves … but the character to act on them in the face of success and failure … family and societal pressures … an educational system designed to “kill” the entrepreneurial instinct … and more.

Drucker sums it up nicely:

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”

Peter Drucker

To add icing to the cake, one of my favorite proverbs:

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

16th century proverb

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