Plan Your Life with a Pencil
I once heard someone say to “plan your life with a pencil” and to not fall in love with your current path, because it will invariably change. Life is fueled by change and we must remain flexible if we plan to live our lives to the fullest.
Blackberry laughed at Apple when its new iPhone was introduced. Blackberry was the gold standard back in 2007 when the iPhone joined the market. Every business person I knew carried a Blackberry and were constantly connecting with the world through e-mail. Apple changed the game and expanded our world. Now the only person I’ve seen that still carries a Blackberry is the President of the United States and Blackberry is all but forgotten, a small footnote in history.
There’s been several times in my life that I thought I had it all figured out and my plan in place, but then God shook things up and I had to rethink my plan. The truth is, life is fluid and change is a force to be reckoned with. Companies fail, marriages fail, and friendships end because people have a hard time dealing with change.
How about you? Are you planning your life with a pen or pencil? Do you have it all figured out? What’s going on in your life that is frustrating you the most? Are you willing to change and alter your paradigm or will you remain rigid in your thinking?
There are areas in my life that are forcing me to reconsider my thinking and alter my plan. There are variables in my life that I simply cannot control, so I must manage what I can control and don’t get so upset with the rest of it. It’s not easy, but necessary if I desire to remain relevant.
Is something bothering you? Is something not working in your life? Could it be time to pull out your “pencil” and change some things?