What's Your Plan for Failure?
- Neglecting your health, be it physical, mental, or spiritual.
- Taking family and friends for granted.
- Not identifying or putting off important tasks.
- Believing in magical solutions.
- Failing to raise your profile among groups that are essential to your success.
- Being easily discouraged.
- Not acquiring important skills.
- Doing trivial things at the expense of the important.
- Wanting a result while disdaining the process that leads to the result.
- Letting comfort with the known and fear of the changes that would come with success create a form of paralysis.
Don't be surprised if you are doing several items. Plans for Failure are often more vigorously pursued than Plans for Success. The biggest saboteur of many a Plan for Success is the one in the mirror.
To paraphrase an old line, he who masters that opponent is greater than any conqueror who ever took a city.