You’ve planned the perfect weekend outdoor and it rains, now what?
You planned the perfect trip and it turned out to be a disaster, now what?
You planned the perfect date and then you got sick, now what?
You planned to lose weight and you didn’t, now what?
You planned to retire early and you didn’t, now what?
How do you respond to any of these scenarios?
Since any one of these is entirely possible should you stop planning?
Planning is a skill and an art; it’s something you can learn over time.
Sometimes planning for contingencies is necessary and sometimes it’s not. A pilot or a surgeon obviously needs more plan B’s than someone going for a walk.
Planning allows you to dream, think and decide on how you’re going to get where you want to go. However, your original plan will rarely be the one that works and this is something you’ll have to get used to.
P.S. This post was inspired by the internet being down this morning and that’s why it’s being posted later than usual, just another example of having to change plans.