03/10/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014
Continued from yesterday’s post: Plan – Don’t Have A Back Up Plan!
I have been getting interesting feedbacks since yesterday on this issue, Don’t Have A Back Up Plan. One interesting comment I got was “Not having a backup plan, is like putting all your eggs in one basket”. This is very true, then you know you would be so focused on ensuring that nothing can go wrong with that basket.
Have you ever met anyone who won in life by pursuing something important, something they would personally consider a massive achievement, by dropping back to a plan B?
Backup plans are not for winners. A person with a backup plan is likely to use that backup plan. This means they’ve settled for less than what they initially wanted, the dream has been watered down. The big question is: what do you want?
Here’s the problem: Plan B is the sum of all your worries, fears, and disaster scenarios added up into one half-assed plan. A plan that you’re allowing yourself to be happy with. Why on earth are you compromising with your fears, when you can get up and chase your dreams?
Look around at the people you admire, think about your role models and heroes. Do they negotiate with life? Do they back down when they’re met with defeat or criticism? Do they believe in failure?
Here’s a fact: if you want something, and you have a relentless desire to make it happen, backed by immediate action and a solid strategy—you will inevitably get it. Why? Because when you only have one possible outcome, the “failures” along the way can’t stop you.
I always tell myself, “Nicholas, a failure along the way is nothing more than a temporary hiccup or side-step in your ultimate plan, if you fall, get back up as soon as you can and continue the race”. It is not compulsory that I must get it right at first, but settling for a second best is not something I believe God created me for and that applies to you.
My advice: Burn the bridges, don’t look back, and march forward like there’s no tomorrow, for only then will you be so focused at not failing.
Ask yourself: If there was one thing I could do for the rest of my life, what would it be?
I believe in you!
Have a wonderful Friday.