“I must plan everything in life or I will accomplish absolutely nothing.” says everyone today!
I love a good planner or day-to-day itinerary just like the next gal. However, I can’t seem to settle on a good structured anything most days. By the time I decide on a good start date, I’m out of motivation to even start. We live in a social media generation where every single thing is planned out. From the time of day you post an Instagram pic to the amount of minutes you wait before responding to your crush’s text. We’ve become so strategic with everything, spontaneity is becoming extinct!
With the pressure to be savvier than the rest at an all time high, it’s becoming more difficult to be unapologetically raw. You often hear that if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up nowhere. What they don’t tell you, is that nowhere just happens to be somewhere you’ve never been. The beauty is you’ll be somewhere! What you do when you get there is entirely up to you.
Look, the euphoria isn’t in developing the idea, it’s in EXECUTING said idea. You have plenty people who have been planning for years, being surpassed by those who literally dove in head first into the same field. I’m sure this sounds super illogical and ridiculous, but you’ll be surprised at just how many people thoroughly plan their ideas out or make a solid business plan surrounding their talent. Actually, statistics says about 65% of the modern population incorporates planning into their daily activities. That means more than half of the world is allegedly opposed to just winging it. Sooner or later, the entire world will be a giant mess of people; color coordinating, planner thumping, bulletin board writing and fun sucking everything they possibly can.
Just a disclaimer, there are going to be both internal and external voices challenging your new leap of faith. No need to respond verbally or via text, you’re going to want to silence these voices by simply doing the damn thing! You get up on a Wednesday afternoon and go for that run to jump-start your health goals for the year. You start that etsy shop with your thirty-two beaded bracelets. You go ahead and purchase that marketing book you felt was too advanced for you last year. I know you’re all thinking, it’s easier said than done. Now, how would you ever know if you don’t start? 2018, put that planner down and just start!