Sometimes (most times) things don’t go according to plan. Roadblocks can be a surprise, but the unforeseen really isn’t that unforeseen. As a boxer, you can’t tell me you didn’t know that he was trying to knock you out too. You may not have seen the punch coming, but you knew it was coming.
Unexpected trying circumstances are normal, and it is best to embrace and accept this fact early in life, and then always do your best to prepare yourself to offset the ill-effects when the unforeseen rears its ugly head.
So my question is, when is it acceptable to have a Plan B?
Isn’t having a Plan B like preparing to fail, almost accepting it? Why would anyone who is pursuing something with their heart and soul even consider something else? It begs the question were they even all in in the first place?
Isn’t going with Plan B similar to giving up, giving up on our Plan A? Once we reach that fork in the road and steer in the direction opposite our ambitions, haven’t we thrown dirt on all of our hard work, laid waste to our time invested, and effectively buried our dreams?
It all comes down to perspective, in my humble view.
I’ve been battling with my own personal renaissance for some time now, to the point that even verbalizing my thoughts is physically and mentally taxing. My passion and conviction keep me perhaps hopelessly committed to certain things. And while I fight tooth and nail to hold on to that which never fails to put a smile on my face, my desire for progression keeps me wanting more, wanting new — often to the detriment of my other commitments. It’s a fight unlike any I’ve ever encountered. I’m in perpetual internal conflict. And I love it; I need it — and so do you.
An indispensable part of growing up is letting go, letting go of our adolescence, saying goodbye to toxic relationships and hobbies, moving forward progressively. Many of us aren’t taught this, at least not outright. At times, it’s a facet of life that we must learn and engage with (and often fight with) all on our own. No one warns us of the mourning that is involved in growing up. But trust, if done correctly, a little recalibration can put you on a path towards higher living.
Each day is an exercise in personal growth and development
Relatively recalcitrant and resistant to redesign myself, I understand if you are also averse to change, or if you are simply afraid to try. I do understand. To that, I encourage you to ask yourself a simple question: ten years from today, how would you feel if you were in the exact same place? Your answer should help dictate your next set of moves.
So, to be completely honest. I don’t condone giving up; perhaps naively, because there are advantages to moving on. That said, reevaluation, refocusing and reinvention, however, are okay in my book. For what it’s worth.
Part one: http://wp.me/p6GGIu-6C