- Name:Abiodun Obisesan
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The distance between plan and reality can either be long or short. What usually determines the distance is the intensity of what we want to achieve. Your strategies play an integral role and commitment cannot be discarded. It can be frustrating however when the plan for life’s goals delay or slow to transform to desired reality. According to Carlvon Clausewitz, the difference between our plan and what actually happen is called friction. Friction is inevitable while waiting for our plan or idea to be translated into reality. In this frictional-phase, thought of pain, powerlessness could characterize it. Since friction cannot be avoided, our mind must be flexible. It must be capable of keeping up the change and adapting to the current position of reality.
Planning or Plan
Foremost, the right question to ask is about plan. The question of planning and plan has been extensively covered on this blog. You may check previous writing on Plan Your Life and Start With What You Have (1&2). Once again, do you have any plan in life at all? The truth is that what most people possess in life is fantasy. They place luck above strategy. They prefer gambling to planning. They violate the principle of work and pray. Prayer without actual plan is like taking medication on an empty stomach. The principle works conversely. It has been said that people who fails to plan, plan to fail. Therefore, don’t live on fantasies. Plan your life and document it. Your future lies in your hand!
The period while you wait for your plan to be translated into reality can be exciting. During this time, it is valuable to be able to analyze the past. At the same time, it is more important to develop the capacity to think at the moment. Just like Janus, the double-faced Roman deity and guardian of all gates and doorways, you must possess the ability to think objectively about the past and future.
For the past, you must have the ability to examine your past mistakes especially those that have held you back. Learn from them and do not grieve unnecessarily. For the future, stay alert. Do not daydream about happy ending. Instead, re-evaluate your strategies. You must note the possible shortcomings and holes. You must then make necessary amendments. It is imperative to note that waiting phase is full of activities and not an idle time. Here are few tips that may help you during waiting phase:
- Be proactive
- Be practical minded
- Translate knowledge into action.
- Be persistence. Good luck follows those who have remarkable persistence.
- Spiritualize your warfare. One good luck is not bad. Commit your plan the hand of God. He will surely help.
Finally, you must take your imagination to another level while gaining control over anxiety and unfulfilled expectations. The best way to achieve this is to focus your mind on simple task you are good at. Pocket of victories that comes from simple tasks give you energy boost during the waiting season. Remember: A great part of courage is the courage of having done things before (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 1882).