sticking with plan a

Quick thought… I’m the kind of person who is very quick to start working out contingency plans if a dream, goal, task or venture or mine doesn’t seem to be panning out.

When bumps in the road come, my mind spawns a whole range of Plan B‘s, way that I can change tack and either recover what I am doing by going down a different route, or finding an alternative that involves abandoning what I was doing altogether and trying to find a way to recapitalize on the effort and expense I’ve already put into Plan A.

Here’s the thing I’ve realized over the past few days in particular… When you allow yourself to focus on Plan B you:

Here’s the most important thing though. When you start to focus on contingencies and the ever comforting Plan B, BY DEFAULT you lose faith in Plan A. It’s impossible not to… The focus of your faith turns from making this really great exciting thing that you’ve decided to do work to recover from a worst-case scenario… It this really what you want?

It’s hard to really pray for what you originally wanted when your faith has shifted towards a lesser thing.

I hope this has made sense. Cutting off Plan B has actually been quite liberating…

Casey John Ellis

Casey John Ellis

founder bugcrowd and, keynote speaker, security strategist

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