Have you noticed that some plans work out way better than we could’ve imagined, while others end up being complete and utter flops?
Many of us spend so much time and energy worrying about getting plan A right. But really plan A is just the beginning of the alphabet. There are 25 other letters we can put the word “plan” in front of, opportunities to get it right. And if Plan Z fails, we can circle back around and try plan A2.
We have a lifetime to go on a journey and discover more and more aspects of our dream. Our knowledge of that dream expands with each plan we make and each new thing we try.
The Coming True part happens along the way. Our dreams come to life as we live, breathe, try new things, have success, fail, make mistakes, struggle, get confused, get frustrated, quit, get back on the horse, lose and win.
As I write this I’m struck by how many of my failed plans have become essential parts of the fabric of those plans that turned out to be successful.
If that is the case, then is there ever, really, such a thing as an unsuccessful plan?
There are an infinite number of ways for our dreams to come true.
Start by remembering the rest of the alphabet. If plan P was a dud, that just means it’s time for Plan Q.
Along with being a professional speaker with a speech impediment, I’m a perseverance coach. As a perseverance coach, I help my clients stay the course towards the things that mean the most to them. If this interests you, please let me know and we will set up a time to talk.
JASON FREEMAN is a Professional Speaker and the proud owner of a Speech Impediment. He is also the author of “Awkwardly Awesome: Embracing My Imperfect Best” and a Perseverance Coach.
He excites and encourages his audience to break through the barriers of their own limitations using a method he created, called “Doing your Imperfect Best ™”.
His Imperfect TEDx Talk can be viewed here.