Planning is not an attempt to guess the future. Planning is the process of creating the future. You plan your actions, which will create the future. There is no place for divination or fear in planning, you simply create a ritual that you will follow and set yourself the goal that your actions have.
The moral is simple: we should avoid temptations, enticements and stupidities… We should establish a goal, come up with a plan …and keep to it for long years in a fanatic and obstinate manner… totally ignoring any attempt to seduce us out of the right way.
«the order» beat «class». If there is order, there will be the planned result. Your Being all smart and good isn't as important, your ability to maintain the order and follow the plan is much more important.
Need a win without a victory in any way. Great victory to wait a long time and you can be exhausted. Stripped big plan into small steps and rejoice with every small victory. When there were no victories for a long time, make a small feat and rejoice to it.