Planning takes time. It takes effort. It's not always fun. Nobody plans to fail but it is part of the process. When failure rears it's ugly head, a decision needs to be made to push forward to reach your goals or give in and give up. This is where persistence takes charge. If your not persistent, failure wins. Persistence sucks. It can take a long time. It can take a lot of energy. It can be annoying. But along comes your friend patience. Patience can be calm. Patience can be short-lived. Patience can yield rewards. Patience can run out. Now what?
Back to the plan. Back to persistence. Back to being patient. It's a vicious circle. A circle of life if you will. You must begin the cycle again and again to get closer to your goals. If you decide the cycle isn't worth making the rounds, then you don't deserve the rewards. It's really that simple. If it's worth doing once, its worth doing again and again. You may never reach perfection but you will learn a great deal in the process and each time you will improve the quality of the outcome.
So watch your P's and your Q's will follow.