The idea of having a plan B is controversial. I have heard someone say that your plan B is to make sure than plan A is successful.
That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
Sometimes things are out of your control.
Sometimes plan A was a bad idea.
Sometimes there is a new law that declares that plan A is illegal.
Sometimes your manufacturing company is located in a country that doesn't have the same rules and regulations that you think is the default.
After reading the book on luck, I learnt that you need to be comfortable with taking risks in order to attract luck into your life. However, the most successful ones are the ones that have a backup - Plan B.
I firmly believe that it is not realistic to not have a plan B especially as you age and have an increasing number of responsibilities. Particularly in your 30s...that is the age when many big decisions are made:
- Career decisions
- Health related changes and decisions
- Buying a house decisions
- Partner decisions
- Children decisions
- Decisions about parents and their needs
I think when someone celebrates their 30th birthday - the one piece of advice they get should be - GET A PLAN B.