Why You Should Plan And Why You Shouldn’t


It is said that there are two types of people in this world, those who plan and those who don’t. Though present as an undercurrent, this divide is very extreme and the believers are divided into two hostile enemy camps. Not sure where you belong? Read on to know about the opinions of both sides and then decide.

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Why You Should Have Your Gameplan Ready:

Goal: A game plan helps you keep your goals in sight. There are less chances of getting distracted if you know what route you’re supposed to take. And which destination you aim to reach. As Alan Lakein says, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

Collaboration: If you don’t know where you’re headed, you will not be able to find travelers heading the same way. We humans, as social beings, have a basic instinctive need to be around other humans. To form relationships and to share our joys and troubles. As they say, “Never plan a future with people who don’t have future plans.”


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Why Not Having A Plan Is Actually Good:

Live in the Moment: As Osho Says, “When you are here and now, sitting totally, not jumping ahead, the miracle has happened. To be in the moment is thee miracle.” If you keep planning all the time, your head will always be in the future. And in pursuit of the unknown future, you will lose the known present. You will lose the subtle changes in the nature –the birth of a dog’s first puppy, the blooming of the first flower after a brutal winter, the falling of the last leaf in autumn.

Less Stress: As Eckhart Tolle says, “Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear- are caused by too much future and not enough presence.”

If you keep worrying about the future down to the smallest details. And if something veers slightly off the track, you get into a state of panic.


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That’s all there is to making a plan. Whether you plan your future or not, keep one thing in mind: if you lose sight of your goals, you lose everything.

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