backup plan explanation

Yesterday’s post was very vague. I didn’t even sign my name. But I had a point. I wanted to simply give you a sentence that made you think. I know that almost all of us always have another plan in case the first one fails. It seems like that’d just be common sense. I disagree. I feel that if you know what you want, you need to go all in. You don’t need to come up with a what if scenario. Doing so only puts the idea of failure in the back of your mind before you even begin.

Last night a friend asked me if this whole writing thing was going to be my future…a lot of people have been asking me that lately. I looked at him, and without hesitation said, “yes, it’s going to be my future. It may not ever end up making me money, but that’s not my goal. My goal is to make sure I get my message across, regardless if anyone sees it.” He just laughed, “good.”

See, I always used to have a plan b. That’s why I’ve looked to try so many different paths in my life; I was looking for something to fall back on. Then I realized: why? Why would I put energy towards a backup plan, when I could be using that energy for the plan? I understand the comfort behind having a safety net. Trust me. I’ve been there. And it’s so exhausting. If you know what you want out of life, go get it. Don’t worry about the chances of it not working out. Just take it one day at a time.

One day at a time


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