Faith, Growth, Hope

Did You Plan to Fail?

Nearly every person I know is a planner and has a planner. If not for these organizational whizzes, there would be no need for businesses that allow you to customize your own planners each year. I must admit that I marvel at those who can sandwich their lives in between colorful sleeves and onto decorative pages — all neatly captured between two beautifully-crafted  covers — events noted on various dates — highlighted, underscored, and stickered in place. They’re almost too pretty to move around, modify, or delete altogether.

The truth is that the best-laid plans often go awry even with the vision of the most persnickety planner. So, what do you do when the plan falls apart or just never seems to come together? An obvious answer might be Get back up and start over; however, we all have been found guilty of just giving up. It’s easy to give up, but the thought of leaving all your hard work on the floor haunts you — causing anxiety and sleepless nights.

Fortunately, a failed plan isn’t the end of the world. It can be, however, the beginning of a whole new world filled with possibilities. Seeking the support of a Life Coach to walk alongside you as you begin vision casting is essential to stretching further, digging deeper, and seeing past your perceived boundaries. That plan you created had lots of obstacles, but instead of accounting for them, you looked past them. In reality, looking past them isn’t as easy when that obstacle is sitting right in front of you — nose-to-nose. Talking out your plans with someone other than yourself will greatly increase your success rate. In the event that your plan starts to fall apart, you’ll have a trusted Coach to help you regroup and put the pieces back twogether — nice and snug.

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