Objective over Plan
This theme came up many times during a friend’s stay this wee. We were balancing the needs/wants of 7 people and there was a lot of daily plan shifting. This reminded us of the bigger plans of our lives, and our children’s lives, and running households and fulfilling dreams and callings. Always, objective over plan. Plans are imaginary. They are an awesome tool for visualizing an outcome- but, the power of a plan evaporates as soon as something unexpected happens.
A business plan is flexible. It changes based on new information in order to meet a goal or objective. This, is a much more functional version of planning than the kinds of rigid life plans we normally make.
In order to follow a flexible plan, we need to be running on high levels of self-confidence and intuition. We need to clearly understand our deepest values and clearly understand our goals, big and small.
Sound like a lot of work? It’s not. It’s not nearly as much work as stressing when things don’t go according to plan ( then you have no map!). Mindfulness and attunement are not hard work. Removing the self-doubt, cultural conditioning, and self-imposed barriers is uncomfortable sometimes.
Recognize that your plans are a false sense of security. How can you navigate without them?