Planning has been on my mind a lot these days. In the main because I’ve set out to experience my best year yet and am realizing that to do so, my actions every single day must move me closer to aligning with my definite purpose or else I’m simply walking from one day to the next with a goal in place doing nothing to close the gap between where I am and where I’d like to be.
But what happens when our plans DON’T work?
Many times we just excuse our way out of it with soothing words like “perhaps this wasn’t for me, wasn’t the right time, or wasn’t in the cards for me at all…” Makes you feel better doesn’t it? After all it’s not really your fault. Sure you’d like to achieve whatever it is but it’s not possible right now.
We will ALL experience temporary defeat. This is what others call failure but we know better.
Napoleon Hill says “when defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans and set sail once more toward your coveted goal”
Anthony Robbins’s OPA formula guides us in pretty much the same way:
O (outcome) = P (Plan) + A (Taking Massive Action)
So if you aren’t getting the outcome you desire, keep revising the plan (trying different things) until you discover your own formula for achievement.
We don’t revise our plans enough. It’s one and done for us.
Think about how many goals you set and those you didn’t achieve. Chances are it wasn’t so much your goal, but your plan for getting there. Don’t be discouraged. Revise the plan. If you’re not getting the outcome you desire you don’t yet have a sound plan. Keep going…you’ll get there eventually!