The smart thing to do when growing up and making educational decisions on your future is probably to have a main career goal and a Plan B. Or is it?
Hello, it’s David again and today I want to throw a curve ball your way and see what you think…
So we’re sat in the car and one of the girls tells me how one of her teachers has been telling her that she needs a Plan B in case her Plan A doesn’t work out. Sound advice and probably the correct text-book advice teachers offer.
However, I’m gonna rip that advice up and offer a different perspective on deciding what you want and going for it, ALL IN.
Is having a Plan B all but admitting that you know Plan A won’t work? I just think that if you’re 100% passionate about becoming an Actress for example and you’re mind is set on working as hard as you possibly can to achieve your goal, there’s no reason why you won’t is there?
Once you start dropping in plans for a Plan B and reasons why Plan A might not work hence needing a Plan B, to me it sounds like excuses and admission of defeat before you’ve even started. Plus, if you then have to put a portion of your time into Plan B you’re already taking away both time and efforts from your Plan A.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having only one plan and going absolutely all in on that plan. Give it your everything, do not waiver from the main goal and do not let other things take away time and efforts into achieving what it is you want.
This works if you’re dead set on your mission, if you’re yet to know what it is you want to do like many children are then it’s all about tasting. Take as many opportunities as you can, taste everything and one day something will click and when it does go ALL IN on that. This isn’t just for kids either, it works for adults. Many adults have been wondering around for 5, 10 or 15+ years after leaving school still not knowing what they want from life. I was 30 before I found blogging and everything that comes with it, but as soon as I did I knew I wanted it to become my career and haven’t thought once about a Plan B. If I work hard and put in the effort then why won’t I be successful?
Of course I will support our children in whatever decisions they make, Plan A’s, B’s or Z’s I’ll be there going all in on their ventures. If any of them were unsure on their career path I would encourage tasting as I mentioned earlier and making several plans if needed, but one of our girls is dead-set on her goal to become an actress and a performer, so I want her to focus on that and that alone. There’s no reason she can’t perform for a living, none at all. If she puts in every effort and in 10 years decided she wants to quit and open her own bakery, then I’ll be there planning on how we dominate the baking world, but we will sort that out if and when the time comes.
I want my children to be happy, I don’t care what career paths they take as long as they’re striving to achieve happiness that’s all I can hope for. Right now I recognise that acting in where one of our girls is most happy, so put your Plan B’s in the bin because we’ve got a Plan A to execute!
What do you think, if you’re dead set on a Plan A, can we do away with Plan B’s?
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