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Are you too busy preparing for life instead of living it?

DrJohnK August 19, 2014 7

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Life Happens Whilst Your’re Busy Preparing Plans To Live

“Life is what happens,”  the old quote goes, “when you are busy making other plans.”

As important as planning can be, it can also inhibit you from experiencing life itself. It’s so easy to feel you are not ready to begin! You want to prepare more research, talk to a few more people, read a couple more books, or get organized first.While it’s natural to want to feel prepared for what’s ahead, perhaps there’s really something else going on…

Flexibility, adaptability and resilience are life skills that help us “roll with the punches.” Because the truth is, no one is really able to prepare, script, or plan for every possibility. There are times when you just have to “go with it”—and trust that whatever happens will work out.

What about you?

Do you over prepare?  Do you worry that you won’t perform, or that you will fail if every detail isn’t thought through? Do you think that others won’t do it as well as you? Do you find yourself unwilling—or unable—to relax and let life unfold, without having your hands on the controls?Preparation is important.  But over-preparation can keep you from enjoying life to its fullest.  So take a chance.  Try showing up without knowing exactly how things will go… and trust that it will be okay.

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