In preparing for the future, review previous experiences. In your planning process, you must anticipate all possible challenges, and consider all possible responses to each challenge. Your good planning requires wisdom based on life experience; pragmatism, and vision—an awareness of factors likely to affect outcomes. During the planning time available, attempt to access all relevant data.
Foresight can avert regrettable hindsight. Envisioning and planning for the future will minimize unpleasant surprises.