#25Gifts: The truth of “no plan survives enemy contact”

The six year old with the cough that wakes you up at 5.30am is not the enemy.

The meeting that runs long is not the enemy.

Your friends and family who want to hang out with you when you’re meant to be working are not the enemy.

And, despite data to the contrary, your fellow shoppers are not the enemy.

Yet still we love to plan. And still stuff rarely goes exactly how we’d like it to.

All the best business advice out in the world today talks about the need to plan. “Fail to plan, plan to fail” has been rattled off more times than I care to remember.

The bible too talks a little bit about planning and hard work.

But all that said, what if, at this time of year especially, what you really need is the ability to be fluid?

Leaving aside that most of us plan to do waaaay more than is humanly possibly each day (1 main thing per day baby. I’m saying nothing more than that 😉 we really have to factor in life.

But life is not the enemy.

What if we stopped seeing this as a battle to win each day? What if, instead, it became a game?

And what if, instead of being about winning or losing, how we play the game actually became the most important thing?

What if we actually stepped forward today believing that were true?

I’d love to hear what you think. Email el (at) heavenandel (dot) com and tell me all about it. 🙂

Until then, keep smiling 🙂