The primary benefit of the planning process is the process itself, not a plan. It is essential to put energy and effort into planning your process. The four questions you want to answer: Where are we? Where do we want to be in the future? What part of the status quo do we need to change to get us where we want to be in the future? How do we make it happen? Remember, if you don't know where you want to go it doesn't matter which road you take!