Why You Need a Backup Plan

Safety first: A slogan many companies use. It’s their way of expressing their worrisome to their workers.

But as for people with ordinary life, no matter how extraordinary their life may be, it never occurs that this should be our slogan as well. Perhaps the slogan is not very accurate at times, when there is no physical risk at hand, but risk exists everywhere. Even in deep thoughts, you are at risk. While there isn’t a thing that could exist to save you from your thoughts, not even distraction could divert a thought that continues to knock on the gates of your mind, there are other solutions that might come in handy.

The solution is plan B. While you set a plan ahead of you, in order to achieve something, you might find positive and negative ways it could turn out to be. Your plan might come out either way, but when it comes out negative, as one of the two ways you expected, you will have a secondary plan; whether it might be repeating the same process in a different way or giving up on the matter as a whole, it remains a secondary plan.

Plan B always works in your favor, even if you don’t use. Sometimes you won’t have to. Sometimes you will not even think that plan B should exist.

While you invest so much in a person, an object, or a mission; your hearts tells you that you should have faith it will work out; your mind insists that it is going to be successful and everybody around you assures you of the outcome, one little detail could change the course of your investment and turn the tides. At that specific moment, would you rather fall in the hell of your journey or keep going on?

That’s where and when plan B comes. Even to plan B, you might as well have plan B. When the course of your journey takes you in a different direction than what you originally planned for, you should be prepared.

While preparation for a mission might seem too difficult, there is another sort of misdirection that is not treated rightly; not even given the space it should take. Emotional preparation does not usually happen. In a way, you cannot avoid falling in love. You cannot avoid getting angry.

It takes time to understand how to manage your anger, or how to expect something bad out of someone you love. To them, or you for that matter, it might seem lack of trust when you smile at something that you should be very angry at. The manner of understanding a situation before reacting on it might seem impossible, but with patient thinking, you will reach solutions to your own manners.

Always expect the worst when you do your best, it doesn’t matter how hard you try; failure might always be the response to your hardest work. The moment you choose to invest your whole trust in one thing might be your greatest moment of success, but what if it turns out to be your greatest moment of failure?

In a more negative thought, think of being married for ten years with a couple of kids in school. What happens to them if by any chance you are forced into divorce or separation? Are you going to be helpless, or will you be able to remain their superhero, or will you fall in their eyes?

Now, would you rather have blind faith in something, or be prepared, yet keep your faith in it?