Have control on your desired outcome. The formula is simple. Missing any can lead to the outcome which is not at par with your expectations.
Plan: The first step always is the planning.
Execute: The second step, execute your plan.
Monitor: Set up a system to monitor execution of your plan.
Reporting: Set up the reporting as outcome to your monitoring structure.
Action: Take the actions based on the report. This will lead you back to the starting, the planning stage.
Commit yourself to the full cycle always to achieve better than average results. Planning to planning.
Remember, winning is in the action taken.
Think Big. Be Wise.