The Achievationers Book :: Chapter IV

04/ Don’t tie yourself to a single goal

Achievationer always has a plan “B”

Hard luck or a failure are primarily consequences of a backup plan absence. When all the hopes are about one thing and everything is on the line. Whenever all the eggs are in the same basket.

Asswrinklers have an “emergency exit”. Which is being used in case of hard luck, to get away: just to keep the ass intact.

Achievationers do differ. No luck with “Renault” – let’s try with “Peugeot”; does not work with a camel, let’s give it a try with an elephant; head-on won’t work – let’s try sideways or from the back. There always exists a choice among a set of equivalent(in terms of pressure) options. So every path will be awesome – this way and that. Whenever there’s a single path to the awesomeness – the things are rotten at the very moment.

Don’t put everything on the line. That will lead you to the asswrinklers cycle of perceiving only things which do confirm your plan and winking at everything else. This way it’s easy to get yourself into something and when you’ll do that, you won’t even notice: everything was going just as expected. Counting only votes for the plan and ignoring the rest just does not work whenever majority is the rest : ) And if you have plan “B” or, better “C” through “Z”, then the life is easier. Billiard is funkier that way. Instead of a single ball to a single pocket game, you have a dozen opportunities. And just pick one which is closer to a pocket. Which of your plans is the easiest to come true. That’s closer to what life is. Unrequited love, broken career, birth of a looser – everything is the absence of a backup plans.

Want to be outsider? – Ditch your “B” plan.

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