Regardless of how much planning you do for something, there is always something that happens or fails to happen that gets in the way of your plan.
As experience has taught me, things never go according to the plan.
Through that experience, it has taught me to learn to be flexible in all that I plan or am doing.
Of course there are many a day that I have gone bonkers trying to figure out what the heck happened to mess up the plan….
When that occurs, I take a step back….stop what I was doing…take a deep breath…count to 10, 50 or 1000….this helps to distract my mind for a moment in the hopes it will figure everything out.
Sometimes, if it isn’t a life or death (life, limb or eyesight) or time sensitive task; I will walk away from it so it doesn’t consume my being and I go “poof” in a cloud of smoke….
Normally if I can take a momentary break from whatever it was, I can figure out a new plan and move forward from there.
It may not be the original plan I had, but it will work to get the task/ job done.
That is what makes us human….the ability to utilize our mind to figure things out to get to where we are going and ultimately want to be.
We all have the ability to get ourselves out of what ever plan (situation) we are currently working; if it isn’t working.
We just have to take a step back and take a global perspective on what is going on around us and change our plan to go around any obstacles that are in our way to get to where we want to be.
You might have to just scrap the plan all together and come up with a new one all together…..try and have at least 2 but preferably 3 ways to work you plan toward your goal.
Take your time…plan it out….work the plan….make adjustments to the plan….work the revised plan….when you complete the plan, review it and put it in your toolbox for future use….just in case.