You made a great plan. Then life got in the way. What do you do now?
Humans are extremely intelligent animals. We have been able to transform the planet to better suit our needs. We envision a world that doesn’t exist and then we create plans to make it a reality. We are like the Walt Disney of the animal kingdom. (Meaning the real animal kingdom, not the Animal Kingdom that Disney created to illustrate this point.)
Humans are really good at knowing what actions we should take to get the result we want. In a perfect world, we would always get the results we wanted. Because we would always take the right steps. Like John Travolta.
But between deciding on the right actions to take and actually taking them a funny thing often happens. Not funny haha. Funny strange.
Every day, all over this big blue marble, the regular events of life get in the way of our plans.
Things change. New demands pop up. Curveballs get thrown. Wrenches get thrown. And eventually, the towel gets thrown in the ring.
But there is one simple solution that will prevent your plan from failing.
Remember that play that you were going to run to make your plans a reality? Before the noise and static?
Run the play anyway.
Do what you set out to do.
Modify your execution if you have to.
Take shorter actions.
Or change the time frame.
Adjust your process to work with the new conditions.
But don’t make excuses.
Change what needs to be changed.
But not the play.
You know that play will work.
Run the play anyway. You know it is right. You just need to run it.
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Originally published at http://adamalbrecht.blog on October 31, 2022.