The queen of Succeeding by the Seat of my Pants for most of my life, I now coach people to have structure. Structure always wins out, and we already have structures in place . . . they’re called habits. Most of these habits were programmed into us by the time we turned 5 years old, which means we didn’t get to have any input into many of our ways of being.
Structures need to have a long-term focus with short-term accountability. I’ve created a diagram to illustrate the elements of a good structure: