This quote, “Let Plan B be your Plan A”, came across my ears this morning on the radio and it struck me! What an interesting concept. The person on the radio was talking about how often you plan and create your “A” strategy and then how often something happens and throws off Plan A. You are then automatically put on to track B. Well there are two things you can then do with Plan B. You can complain, be upset, and dig your heels in because this was not your original plan, or you can let Plan B be your Plan A.
What a great way to live life…
I started to think to myself how much negative time and energy would be removed if I just let Plan A go and seamlessly allowed Plan B to take over. Being very Type A (pun intended), I can schedule things to a fault. My intention actually for 2017 was to be more adventurous because I realized I had gotten to a point in my life where if things weren’t planned I would break out in metaphorical hives, itching to have a plan and being incredibly frustrated if I didn’t have one. Needless to say, I almost always have a Plan A. The rarity though in which Plan A goes off without a hitch is high. Now with small children it is almost a guarantee that something will put me into Plan B. Children just don’t operate on parents’ schedules, they operate on THEIR schedules. So what does that all boil down to? Well it brings me back to why this quote hit a positive chord with me this morning. I can have my Plan A (which I love), but if I end up with a Plan B I am going to have just as much enthusiasm and passion for it as I would for Plan A.
Lastly, I am going to realize that Plan A and Plan B still might turn in to Plan C-hildren, and that can work for me to.
Dana Neal – Spa Manager, Group Fitness Instructor, Open to Plan A,B or C.