Why do Your Plans Fail?-1

We all make plans. In fact, that’s all most of us do all the time. We are making plans of the future, rosy plans, comfortable plans, beautiful plans, but most people’s most plans never take shape. Sometimes, even most simple and practical plans fizzle out. Having said that, there are plenty who are able to execute their plans. Ever wonder why, other things being equal, some people seem to succeed effortlessly while many others fail no matter how hard they try? Why are your plans not working out? Here’s my two cents worth; five reasons why your plans don’t materialize:

1. You are all thought and no action

Most people are enthusiastic and even committed to their plans. Only in their head though. They will endlessly dream about their plans, they will relentlessly talk about them but that’s about it. They never swing into action. They’ll think about losing weight for years, they’ll think about pursuing their dream, about traveling, about learning a new skill, but they stop at thinking. Often, they keep waiting for some big moment to arrive in their life before they’ll start working on their plans. Waiting for a big moment is a big mistake, in my view, because, the big moment never arrives, the big action never takes place and therefore, the big plan never materializes. Both the plan and the planner remain where they were at the beginning — nowhere.

No plans, anywhere in the world, have ever come to fruition by just thinking about them. Surely, thinking is necessary, even critical to success, but results only come from actions.

2. You expose your plans too early

Plans are like seeds. Once you sow them, cover them. Nurture them and work on them quietly. When they take shape, the world will take notice automatically. You don’t have to make announcements because when you go public with your plans, various energies, thoughts and opinions of other people begin to interfere with your original thinking. Besides, your plans are almost always going to change. So, once you make them public, every time you want to make changes to your plan, you may be worried about what will others think or say. In doing so, not only do you limit yourself but you also stop making necessary changes to your plan for the fear of looking like a fool.

If you really want to share your plans with others because it motivates you to stay disciplined, then ideally, announce your plan of action and not the outcome. For example, your plan may be to lose 20 pounds in 2015. Don’t say, “I’m going to lose 20 pounds this year.” Instead, say, “I’ll go to the gym 5 days a week and I’m quitting desserts.” Or something like that. Hope you get the drift. When you don’t promise an outcome but action, you are able to work lot more freely and ably.

Om Namah Shivay

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