Frequently, you’ll hear someone say: “And if that doesn’t work — we’ll proceed to Plan B.”
But isn’t this simply preparing for failure? Fear that Plan A won’t work. Fear that something may go wrong.
When other people sense that you doubt your course, they, too, become afraid. Imagine you’re a passenger in an airplane and the captain comes on the intercom and says: “We’ll be landing soon at O’Hare International Airport — unless I can’t get the wheels down — and if that’s the case we’ll go to Plan B.” Nobody really wants to hear someone say that.
The SuperOptimist is of the mind that all energy down to our very last molecule should be focused on achieving the primary goal — and that any time spent planning for failure, setbacks, or humbling defeat only activates fear. Our conclusion: any Plan “A” is superior to every Plan “B.”
We feel so strongly about this maxim, we’ve created a t-shirt in its honor.
NOTE: If you don’t have a “Plan A,” go get a darn good one. With a solid plan, karmic forces will line up behind you and see that you have good luck on your side. We’re with you.