Is Plan B Sabotaging Your Success?

I don’t know what a Success Coach will say about it. But don’t get me wrong and definitely I am not asking you to be irresponsible towards your worldly responsibilities. But I thought that at times we tend to become over cautious while taking actions towards our goals. And so we start taking life as it comes. We tend to become over obsessive about our plan B up to the extent that we start living our “plan B”.

If you have a goal in life and you are working hard to achieve it, it requires sacrifices. But if you always worry what if you don’t succeed in whatever you are trying to achieve and keep looking towards your Plan B, you are sabotaging your success by accepting mediocrity. After some time, it gets absorbed in your subconscious mind so profoundly that you start going with the flow. You lose control of your life and your life purpose.

Point is where one should draw a line of being irresponsible and being too focused not to bother about plan B? Even the greatest success coach will not be able to decide it for you. Simply because this decision has to come from your heart and you should be comfortable with it. This question used to bother me a lot. Last week, I came across a situation when I had no option but to get an answer to this riddle. After hours of a brainstorming session with the self, finally, I had a solution for this. This resolution is for me, and your situation may be different from me, but maybe, it might help you find your answer.

Last week I had to decide whether I should resign from my work for a riskier venture. I was unable to come to a firm decision. This left me with many “ifs” and “buts”. I continued going to work absentmindedly like a robot. I wanted to resign but that guilty feeling of taking an unnecessary risk that involved others was bothering me too heavily. Sometimes, I felt as if I am using “Risk” as a reason to avoid not going boldly with the new option. Maybe, I was too scared!

How To Find If You Are Not Being Irresponsible?

Surprisingly, I found it too easy to find it when I started thinking about it. First, you decide what is at stake?

  1. Are you going to come to a situation where it becomes a question of survival? If your “plan A” fails, is it likely that you might be starving? If your answer is “Yes”, you need a “Plan B.”
  2. Are you not taking the risk to venture out for your dream just because of your ego that what people might say if you fail? 90% of the people never consider that brave step only because of this and continue to live their lives the way they had been living for the last few years or decades.

I recalled the movie “Matrix” at this point where one asks, you have two options. Take a blue pill and continue to live the way you have been living so far but take the red pill and move towards the unknown and explore the abundance of the universe. This statement still gives me goose-bumps for no reason.

We don’t want to come out of our comfort zone. That is why people say; it is all about mindset. Your mindset decides the outcome of your courageous efforts. The result will be different for everybody who is a part of the group doing the same things. Even if the same resources are provided to all. And even if all of them work equally hard and have the same IQ level. That seems so bizarre! But it is true because your mindset finally delivers the result.

If you work hard towards your goal but keep getting distracted every now or then by your Plan B, it is inevitable that at one point, you will fall back to your Plan B.

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And Once My Personal Success Coach Said:

I want to end this post with a beautiful story that somebody shared with me.

We all have two versions of ourselves. One is the higher version, and the other is the standard version. Our success factor depends on what percentage of our life we are living in our higher version.

So let us understand how to define our higher version.

Imagine you are swimming, and somewhere at the bottom of the pool, somebody clutches your feet from behind. What happens next? You will strike him with your feet as if all your power has miraculously attuned at your feet. You will do this even if you are dead tired and you will do it very naturally. This example defines your higher version.

Just think about it. What portion of your life are you living in your higher version?

By the way, my dilemma was whether I should resign from my 9-5 job to going full time working from home as an entrepreneur.

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Why following “10 Habits of All Successful People” doesn’t ensure Success

When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success. —Enya

Once I watched this video by Team Fearless on YouTube: 10 Habits of All Successful People. Although these 10 habits mentioned in the video are quite important for anybody’s success, I felt there is more to being super successful than just following these habits like a robot. The whole list looks too theoretical. And I doubt that blindly following 10 habits of all successful people, will really make you as successful as they are.

And one day…

I was sitting during my break at work, sipping my coffee when a very unusual thought appeared in my mind. Why only a very few people are able to taste super success? After all, we don’t have a shortage of talent and I have come across many super talented people who have not achieved even ten per cent of success what they could have. There must be a reason behind it. So let us analyze.

What makes a super successful man (or woman)

You track the life of any super successful person and you will find one thing common in all of them. Although they created a goal for their lives instead of being obsessed with achieving their goal, they all were more obsessed with the journey that took them to that goal. They were passionate about what they did. they loved the process that they create to implement their ideas and turn it into something great. I observed this passion in many of them like Elon Musk, Tesla, a few Hollywood stars and sports stars.

If you don’t love what you do, you will always be that 10 to 5 guy who keeps taking stress to pay his monthly bills. Love the process of giving shape to your idea and let the outcome be the byproduct of this process. And that is what these successful people do so perfectly well.

There will be many ups and downs before you reach your goal. Learn to enjoy these twists in life.

It is easier said than done

I know you must be thinking, that it is very easy to say that you love these twists and turns in life but problems can never make you happy and they degenerate your enthusiasm. Well, it depends on how you look at life. Change your perspective and you will start enjoying these twists and turns.

Let me explain it by an example. Do you love playing video games? What kind of games do you love? Obviously, the ones that have lots of twists and turns and offer many challenges. You love to overcome those challenges. Just imagine, will you ever love a video game where you trigger a tank by your mouse and it follows the enemy and blasts him very easily? But why you are not scared of failures in the video game? simply because you are playing the game but you are watching the whole scenario as a third person.

Your life is exactly like this video game. Carry on with your work, enjoy it but look at the whole scenario as a third person. Believe me, once you become used to living like that, you will start enjoying twists and turns that life entrusts on you and that is when you become addicted to success. It is as simple as that.

Spiritually speaking, Karma of your previous lives defines 60 to 70 per cent of your success. So, if it is all (The outcome) not in your hand anyway, what is there to be scared off? Just enjoy the game.

Difference between the video game and your life

Although there is a very strong analogy between video game and life, there is a key difference between the two. In video games, many people play similar games and sometimes they compete against each other. Contrary to this, in our lives, we are all assigned a different game. Everyone’s life is unique. Every one’s twists and turns are different.

10 Habits of All Successful People

Hence I will conclude this post with the following:

Let us redefine success. You don’t need to compete with anybody. You don’t have to be like anybody. Just do what you love to do and don’t bother about the outcome or the result. If you enjoy what you do and give your 100%, you are successful.

And finally, all this will work out effectively only if you are a responsible person.

That’s why I am 100% sure, Just following 10 Habits of All Successful people, doesn’t ensure success. Although, it just improves your efficiency and productivity in life.