Plans can be an illusion. They represent an ideal, and they are built on the warrant that we can predict behavior, even if it is only our own (this is more difficult than it seems). To some extent, plans are necessary, but we can give them an improper mystique. A plan derives all of its value from its execution. Otherwise, it is not a plan; it is an attempt at art. If a plan’s value is derived from its execution, then we should engage in the planning process only in so much as it enables execution. One moment more is waste.