Plan A is a predictable and linear path. Plan A is the option that makes the most sense initially. It is the first route you’d take, the first solution to any problem, and the first option on any platter.
It is not until you are in the weeds of Plan A that you realize it’s not working or at least is not your forever solution. Cue in Plan B. Plan B’s path may not be as linear as Plan A, but goes surprisingly smoother than Plan A. In other words, it’s a little more curvy and a little less bumpy.
I feel the need to clarify one thing: Plan A is not useless and is in fact very much needed! Plan A needs to be tried to get to what really works: Plan B. Plan B would not make sense without first giving Plan A a go. You have to know Plan A does not work so that you can cross it out and go to the next option.
So by all means, do Plan A. It is often the only option you can see at the starting line anyway. But watch out for extreme attachment to Plan A. Keep your goal in mind and remember there’s many ways you can get there (even if only one makes sense right now). You wont be able to see Plan B clearly if you are married to Plan A.
If you are in the trenches of Plan A and notice that things aren’t working out where you are at, you have a few options:
- Stick to Plan A at all costs, and wait until Plan A drops you. Just a bit of a warning: when Plan A drops you, it won’t be softly.
- Take one foot out of Plan A and feel around for what else is there. You wont be able to see Plan B clearly because you still are at least partially invested in Plan A.
- Choose Plan B. Drop Plan A, and listen for the adventure Plan B has for you.
In any case, you will eventually end up at your Plan B and once there, you will learn that it has been the best option all along.
Join me for the Mindful Glow Up #3 this Sunday on FB/IG Live where we will start to focus in on the goals that we need to focus on now.
Stay Open to Life!