Having a game plan is a vitally important component to winning. Success often follows activity determined through a process of making or adjusting strategy.
Sometimes you are literally in the game. You are engaged with the action. Results are going your way or they are not. Either way, one thing is for sure. Whatever is happening can change.
At times it is absolutely necessary that it does in order to correct a path leading you away from your goal. In order to clearly see where to make those adjustments you might have to pull yourself out of the game for a moment so you can figure out your next moves.
Having and amending a game plan is the Xs and Os of building impressions. The beginning of a new year is a great time to work on yours.