Powerful Question #12

December 4, 2013 — 1 Comment

Question Mark 2Some people are planners and some people are opportunists. Each approach has its merits and challenges. Neither one guarantees success by itself. We usually plan for good outcomes and try to avoid poor ones. But many times unplanned situations come up, both for the better and worse.

Has an opportunity ever come up that was even better than your carefully laid plans?

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  • http://www.nathanmagnuson.com/ Nathan Magnuson

    I can say this has definitely come up for me career-wise. Not all of my plans worked out, but some of what has happened was definitely better than what I even knew to plan. There were two projects in particular that taught me more than I would have learned otherwise and set me up for success in the future. As a result, I’ve started writing my plans in pencil (something we should all do anyways), and in some cases, my plans have become “worst case scenarios” – in case something better comes along again.