Every path taken leads somewhere, and sometimes we have a clear idea of where we are headed.
Every door opened means a door not taken, choices not made, and options not available to us.
For most of my life I have had a plan. Of course, the end results have not always ended up as planned,
but that has been okay, part of the adventure.
For example, when I took a summer job to help out my father in 1980,
I had no idea that a few years later we would start a company together,
teaching me how to create a business with little or no capital. And that would lead me to starting several businesses over the years,
including a strategy consulting practice to help other business owners, and to writing a book that became an Amazon bestseller!
Another example of a plan with unexpected results is
I had no idea when I gave birth
24 years ago, last week, to my son that it would lead me to
working with La Leche League
for over 23 years changing not only my life and his
(and my daughter’s a few years later),
but also the lives of countless other breastfeeding
mothers and their babies.
Having a plan has been a comfort,
something to lean on, and carry me forward.
I am not sure where my journey is heading, what my future looks like.
I have no ‘plan’ in mind, no goal to achieve.
But this time, instead of freaking out with fear, I
am embracing the mystery
of the unknown with open arms, and without anxiety or alarm.
Perspective is everything. Years ago, not knowing where I am heading,
or having a plan—with contingencies—would have been stressful to me.
But today, instead of stress, I feel calm.
My life feels pregnant with possibilities, and this excites me.
How do you approach your future? Mapped out with plans?
Or flinging yourself out into the unknown,
confident that it is going to work out for you?
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