Revision of Plans -again (sigh)!
It never fails, we plan, and plan, and prepare to accomplish our goal and right in the middle BAM! you get hit with something hard that stops you in your tracks.
Do we revise the plan, toss it out and start over, call it quits, blame someone else for it’s demise? Or, did you have a plan B just in case something happened to plan A?
From my personal experience, it seems that no matter how much you plan, you must always be prepared for bumps in the road. These bumps are not necessarily there to stop you from reaching your goals. They are meant to create character in you along the way. To test your resilience as well as other team members. To see if you are willing to go the distance.
No goal that accomplishes anything significant didn’t have to be revised multiple times before the vision of the goal became a reality.
So the question would be, knowing that the path to accomplishing your goals will come with bumps and bruises, would it still be worth achieving? Would the end results have as much impact on you if your goal was easily obtained? Not a single bump, not a single revision?
Are you willing to build your own character and those of your team by first creating a powerful vision for that goal so no matter what tries to thwart you, revision of your plan would be a built in probability for achievement?
Even the best laid plans can be challenged. Use the challenge to your benefit. Be prepared because bumps causes gaps that will attract criticism. Remember, the outcome of the vision or goal is what you are seeking. Plans on arriving to your destination can always be revised.
Here’s to good planning and great revisions.