Sept 20 2019

Failure Planning:

Failure planning means that you are smart enough and intent to implement a buffer plan and not that you are pessimist or unreasonable. Having said that, one should realize that there's a difference between failure planning and believing that you're going to fail. While the latter is highly discouraging and curtails productive activities and growth, the former, on the contrary, is all about being practical and thoughtful about all possibilities that may occur in the near future. In some ways, it can even encourage you to prepare more minutely to progress because being prepared to crush fear and push you to keep going.

Always plan for worst-case scenarios, considering how they may affect your future planning, or life and how to mitigate them. For instance think beforehand what if you fail to pass the competitive exam that you have been preparing with heart and soul? How would that impact you career and not your life, your morale and what would your parents or friend think of you and your outlook? I can understand that It's difficult to think of these scenarios, but I believe it's necessary to plan for it. Planning for failure helps you anticipate challenges and can even prevent them from happening.

Additionally, being honest with yourself and thinking about potential failure enables you to identify mistakes that you might be making in your planning for career, so you can rectify them more quickly along the way.

Failure Planning helps you to be more objective. Preparing for competitive exam for getting admission into elite institutes can be a very emotional experience. Your career planning becomes something that you've poured a lot of heart and passion into. Preparing yourself to be prepared for the worst can help balance that out. How? Failure Planning or thinking out a buffer plan pushes you to be less emotionally dependent with yourself and helps to avoid mental blockade. It forces you to look at the facts and unpleasant possibilities (no matter how difficult), thereby enabling you to be more methodical in planning and setting objective.

Being a bit relaxed from your aim also helps you to get more perspective because it allows you to look at it from a different point of view. This, in turn, helps you generate new ideas or even recognize errors that you may have missed being constantly too close to your aim.

The world is full of competitors in every sense of the term. You need to find our way out. Nobody is going to disclose you what they are planning for. Future is really unpredictable. Realize it and always make a buffer plan. God forbid, if all your planning and preparations goes wrong try to evaluate it from a every possible perspective, and try to find if the solutions did really solve the problem. Set aside your emotions and start analyzing your buffer plan and hold to it. Life has to move on.

Apprehension of failure keeps you on your toes and acknowledging the possibility of failure prevents you from being emotional. Knowing that at any point your career planning or career itself could take a wrong turn keeps you from depending on your only plan but also have a buffer plan, which means you strive harder and don't let emotions overtake you.

Failure does not mean end of the world. It is simply just a part of the game, so intent to implement a buffer plan for it mentally and emotionally. And, who knows? It could even serve as the foundation for something far bigger and better.