Why is it that in pursuit of my heart’s desire (Plan A) I spend so much time preparing for it not to happen (Plan B)? I’ve got a lot of energy moving toward contingency planning and “what if…” scenarios and not a whole lot going towards the thing I say I want to create. It’s easy enough to rationalize: there’s a lot at stake, a lot at risk. And, of course I have to mitigate that risk before I spend too much time doing the thing that may not work out. Because, you know, it may not work out.
Plan B thinking makes really good sense until it prevents you from finding out whether or not Plan A is possible in the first place.
In that case, Plan B becomes Plan A by default.