Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Sometimes you need a Plan F
Most of the time, especially over the long term - winners win for a reason.
The reason is simple; winners know how to win.
They have a goal
They have a plan
they work the plan at superhuman levels to achieve the goal
... but that's not the profound part.
The difference between winners and losers, between victorious and victim...
is that victims fail and then change the goal; while winners fail and then change the strategy (the plan) whereas the goal, if it truly matters, never changes until it gets achieved.
You need a back up plan or set of back up plans when disaster strikes, and to avoid disaster, you need a set of back up plans that you never use.
Plan every detail, and then plan what you'll do when the plan doesn't work.
If you've ever been to Disneyland or a 5 star hotel that blew your mind - the experience was made by planning and details you never saw. Someone had a vision for a great experience, and the foresight to plan around mishaps so you were none the wiser to the same circumstances that befall us all. Adversity happens, but you just don't see it in true champions because they know it's coming, they plan for it, and they handle it so well.
Goals are what make us get out of bed morning after morning - but ensuring you achieve them by planning and back-up planning is what allows you to get out of bed with a smile on your face while others wonder how you do it.