Failing to plan is planning to fail.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #216



今回のフレーズは「Failing to plan is planning to fail.」です。

「Failing to plan is planning to fail.」は、直訳すると「計画を立てないことは、失敗を計画すること」となりますが、実際には「計画を立てないと失敗する」「準備を怠ると失敗する」という意味になります。


例えば、試験勉強をせずに挑もうとしている学生に、「If you don’t study, you’re planning to fail.(勉強しなければ、失敗を計画しているようなものだよ)」と言うこともできます。事前の計画が何もない場合に、「If we start this project without a proper plan, we’re just planning to fail.(きちんとした計画なしにこのプロジェクトを始めれば、失敗を計画しているも同然だ)」と言うこともできます。

「Failing to plan is planning to fail.」の正確な起源は不明ですが、18世紀のアメリカの政治家・科学者であるベンジャミン・フランクリンの言葉に由来すると考えられています。フランクリンは計画の重要性を強調し、成功するためには事前の準備が不可欠であると説きました。具体的なフレーズは「If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.」だとされています。この考え方は、ビジネスや教育、個人の目標設定など、幅広い分野で広く受け入れられています。

まとめると、「Failing to plan is planning to fail.」は、文字通り「計画を立てないことは失敗を計画すること」という意味で、計画の欠如が失敗を招くことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、計画や準備の重要性を強調することができます。

この「Failing to plan is planning to fail.」を使って、計画や準備の重要性を伝える場面で活用してみてください。

Failing to plan is planning to fail.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.