Your mind is set and you have a plan to accomplish your goal, task or adventure. Along the way you face adversity and challenge, yet you do not quiver and your “eyes are on the prize”. During the journey, you don’t think twice about anything other than achieving success, and as a result, there is no contingency plan.
How realistic is this? Do you ever consider a contingency plan along the way? Is a “plan b” a good idea?
My assessment is that having a contingency plan makes you even more prepared and better positioned for the unknowns. It is essential to evaluate each situation and prepare for various outcomes to create the best position possible.
In hunting, I often do this. As I sit in a tree stand for hours, I constantly scan the woods for movement and the game I am after. My mind takes note of distance, wind direction, the sun setting behind me and all factors playing against me. Predicting these shot opportunities well before they come to fruition helps me be a successful hunter. You could say that I don’t just have a plan B, I have plans A-E, or more: it’s why I love hunting.
The primary concern related to planning and contingencies is the risk of staying focused—-heart and soul-—on your main objective. Don’t lose sight of what your gut believes is the right path, but do maintain some knowledge of what steps you may take to find a way . . . to get it done!