Plans: Expectations in disguise
Expectations can kill an experience. And plans can be expectations in disguise.
If you’ve been following me for a while (first, I totally appreciate it, and second), you know I have some issues with expectations, particularly, high expectations. And high expectations go hand in hand with plans.
By planning, you’re essentially setting an expectation for that plan to happen. The more detailed and actionable the plan, the stronger the expectation.
Trouble is, although plans can work, when they change unexpectedly, they can crush you under the weight of those unmet expectations.
My suggestion? Plan, but be prepared to change paths.