Nothing ever goes according to plan and no plan you draw up will work just how you want it to go.
Most of us plan because of safety. We want to know what we are doing and how we think things are going to go to give us security. No one likes being left in the dark, especially me.
Planning also lets us create the future, a clean slate of endless possibilities. We love the future because we dream of it as being all we wanted. And planning for the future excites us, motivates us, and gives us a sense of living.
But nothing ever goes according to plan even when you have all the bases covered; the steps meticulously thought out. Life won’t let you have it that way. Life rather keeps you on your heels, throw curveballs at you randomly, and hope that you react. It is life’s way of teaching us to be reliable, patient, flexible so we may thoroughly enjoy what we want in the future.
Instead, plan to react.
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Originally published at medium.com