If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #217



今回のフレーズは「If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.」です。

「If you fail to plan, you are 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だ」となりますが、実際には「計画を立てないと失敗を招く」という意味になります。


例えば、新しいビジネスを始める際に、「If we fail to plan for the potential risks, we are planning to fail.(潜在的なリスクに対する計画を立てないと、失敗する計画を立てていることになる)」と言うことができます。また、大きなイベントを開催する際に、「Without a detailed plan, this event could turn into a disaster. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.(詳細な計画がなければ、このイベントは大失敗に終わるかもしれない。計画を立てないと失敗を招く)」と言うことができます。

「If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.」の由来には諸説ありますが、一般的には、アメリカ建国の父の一人であり、発明家・政治家・哲学者として活躍したベンジャミン・フランクリンの言葉とされています。フランクリンは計画の重要性を強く訴え、その哲学は多くのビジネスや自己啓発の場で引用されています。この言葉には、さまざまな派生形があり、「Failing to plan is planning to fail.」や「By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.」などもあります。いずれも、計画の重要性を強調するメッセージとなっています。

まとめると、「If you fail to plan, you are 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だ」という意味で、計画を立てることの重要性を指します。このフレーズを使うことで、しっかりとした準備や計画の必要性を強調することができます。

この「If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.」を使って、計画の重要性を伝える場面で活用してみてください。

If you fail to plan, you are 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.