Plans Don’t Need to Be Fully Achieved

Embrace the Idea that Plans Don’t Need to Be Fully Achieved: Let Elisi Help You

Recently, it seems everyone is extremely busy, with dozens of tasks to complete each week, many of which remain unfinished. Sometimes, the completion rate is only about half. However, I find that my mindset remains positive. I don’t feel pressured by uncompleted plans and happily move on to the next week’s seemingly impossible tasks.

Why don’t I feel pressured by uncompleted plans?

Because I have a fundamental understanding: Plans themselves are not meant to be fully achieved.

Key Insights

1. The Nature of Plans is Prediction and Expectation

Plans are a way to forecast the future, almost like making a wish. Predictions will inevitably differ from reality. Since we can’t predict the future accurately, it’s normal for plans to have fluctuations.

2. Recognize the Limits of Self-Assessment

People often fail to make appropriate plans due to overestimating their energy and focus while underestimating the time required for tasks and the likelihood of unexpected events. My observations of over 200 students show that 80% have inaccurate perceptions of their abilities.

These fundamental insights teach us to acknowledge our ignorance and the dynamic nature of the future.

3. Plans Guide Direction, Not Enforce Completion

Why do you make plans?

Take a moment to ponder this.

Done? Now, here’s my perspective.

Making plans serves to remind me of tasks, keep me on track, indicate non-urgent tasks for future completion, and provide a record for reflection and improvement. But plans are not meant to be followed rigidly.


Example 1: Exam Preparation

Exam preparation is highly predictable, with clear timelines and defined workloads. In this context, my plans specify goals, delineate milestones, remind me of crucial tasks, and keep records for adjustment. By comparing and adjusting, I gradually understand my true capabilities and task conditions, enabling better control over time.

Example 2: Developing the New Elisi Version

Developing the new Elisi version is highly unpredictable, with no reference paths or resources. We handle everything ourselves, facing numerous unexpected events daily. In this scenario, plans are equally vital: they set goals, delineate phases (focusing on product development in the first half and content creation in the second), and provide reminders for balancing new and existing tasks. Plans are tools; achieving results is the goal.

4. Plans Aren’t Meant to Be Fully Achieved

Completing a plan doesn’t necessarily mean success, nor does an uncompleted plan mean failure. Completion might indicate accurate predictions or good luck with no unexpected events, but it might also mean no growth or innovation. Conversely, an uncompleted plan might indicate a deviation in prediction, distraction, or insufficient effort, but it might also mean progress and problem-solving.

Plans are preliminary outlines. Real-life has many fluctuations. Ensure you’re heading in the right direction and making daily progress. Understand why a plan wasn’t achieved: was the plan itself flawed, was there an incorrect estimation of capabilities, or were there unforeseen events?

We must judge ourselves, not let rigid plans judge us.

In essence, plans can be wishes that don’t need to be realized. Their purpose is to guide our direction, not restrict our steps.

How Elisi Embodies This Philosophy

1. Plans are Predictions and Expectations

Elisi allows you to create flexible plans and task lists, helping forecast future work and goals. You can set daily, weekly, and monthly goals without rigidly sticking to every detail.


  • Task Lists: Create daily, weekly, and monthly goals, easily adjusting and updating as needed.
  • Flexible Deadlines: Set flexible deadlines, allowing for adjustments as needed.

2. Understand Your Actual Capabilities

Using Elisi’s goal tracking and motivation point features, you can accurately understand your working capacity and time distribution, making more reasonable plans.


  • Goal Tracking: Automatically record task completion and mood changes, understanding your actual execution process.
  • Motivation Point Data: Accumulate motivation points to reasonably predict your daily task load and maintain energy to achieve goals.

3. Plans Guide Direction, Not Enforce Completion

Elisi helps set goals and shows you the direction to move forward, not forcing you to complete all tasks. Through reminders and records, users can better manage plan progress.


  • Goal Setting: Set goals of any type, duration, or size, helping clarify direction from various angles.
  • Pinning Feature: Pin any goal to the top bar for easy viewing and focus.

4. One Setup, Clear Week

Elisi’s goals reflect in weekly plans. For tasks, simply add the time, and you can see them in the plan view, making it easy to adjust.


  • Weekly Plan: View pending tasks and adjust by dragging.
  • One-Click Migration of Uncompleted Plans: Move uncompleted plans from last week to this week with one click.

Real-World Application

In exam preparation, you can use Elisi to set learning goals and tasks, track study time, record daily progress, and review plans on weekends to identify issues and adjust study plans. Similarly, in entrepreneurial attempts, you can use Elisi to set phase goals, record product development progress, and adjust plan focus based on data analysis, ensuring direction in an uncertain environment.

Join Elisi’s Motivation Point Challenge

To experience the relaxation this philosophy brings, join this month’s Motivation Point Challenge!

During the event, you can:

  • Set flexible daily and weekly goals, experiencing the direction and achievement that plans provide.
  • Use Elisi’s goal tracking and motivation point features to understand your actual working efficiency.
  • Complete the 14-day Motivation Point Challenge, gaining continuous positive experiences, increasing motivation, and improving self-experience.

Download Elisi now and start your Motivation Point Challenge journey!