Plan B

Planning is as vital to an individual as it is to business, finance and politics. Sometimes it also takes a negative connotation with regards to these (it is termed ‘scheming’ in that case). All said and done, we cannot underestimate its importance. Planning may be as simple as that of a housewife who plans the day’s meals (she either does it the previous night or early in the day without much fanfare!) or as complex as the country’s financial planning (the much hyped annual budget with all the fanfare!). Now, what happens when something goes haywire in the entire scheme of things (planned)? It is here that the Plan B comes into play. Let’s take the case of the housewife – what happens when she plans meals for four family members and about six guests drop in or/and midway into her cooking she runs out of the gas cylinder? Sometimes she has a Plan B and sometimes not (more likely!). Same is the case with the country’s annual budget – what if the monsoon fails or the world sinks into an economic recession (again, more likely!)? Does the country have a Plan B? So, isn’t the Plan B actually important than Plan A (surprising why it is not referred to that way!)? If you reason it out, Plan A has to be successful because it was planned, it is the success of Plan B that will ensure the cordiality in the house in the first case and effective running of the country in the second. Good planners are always supposed to have a Plan B and for the not so good ones (they are any day in majority!) there is that Master Planner above! He has a Plan B ready for each one of us. He is behind the success of your well planned Plan A too but if things do not work out just don’t panic – have patience and faith in the Master Planner and wait for him to implement his Plan B.

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2 thoughts on “Plan B

  1. Tai, I loved this piece of your writing! Truly,we never think much about our Plan B,but thanks for sharing this wisdom nugget.I will give due importance to it .

    What touched me most are these lines,”Good planners are always supposed to have a Plan B and for the not so good ones (they are any day in majority!) there is that Master Planner above! He has a Plan B ready for each one of us. He is behind the success of your well planned Plan A too but if things do not work out just don’t panic – have patience and faith in the Master Planner and wait for him to implement his Plan B.”

    Kudos!:)

    • You have made my day Bhavya! Love you for this…..if my experience is of use to the next generation it is worth it….I can pass on only this.

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