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Aug 08, 2019 22:21:33

Plan B

by @keni PATRON | 210 words | 315ðŸ”Ĩ | 319💌

Keni

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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.


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    @keni "Your Plan B is to make sure Plan A is successful?" Let me guess, an Android fan said that ðŸĪĢI don't get that at all. Some people argue that you should "burn the boats" and go all in without a Plan B if you truly want to be successful at achieving your goal, but as you pointed out there are too many variables outside your control that can derail Plan A and Plan B is just another path forward.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 10, 2019 09:17:23
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    @keni nice observation about why plan b's are counterintuitive. I like to think that plan b's are are outputs and outcomes of someone growing and following their curiosity, which isn't such a bad trait to have if we think about it? ðŸĪ”

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Aug 09, 2019 10:57:01
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