Whether it's the perfect workout plan, nutrition plan or overall life transformation plan...
...they're a plan away from success.
Unfortunately, that's just not how things work.
Having a plan is important and valuable, but do you know what's more important and more valuable?
The ability to adapt and persevere.
See, at some point the plan will either be rendered obsolete or it just won't work in the first place no matter how well thought out it is.
The unsuccessful person will be crippled by this.
They'll panic and dwell on all the things that went wrong.
In truth, they'll start acting like a victim.
But the successful person is different.
Sure, they won't be happy about the new dinner recipe that burned in the oven, the boxing gym that shut its doors for good, or work fiasco that put a wrench in their evening workout schedule...
...but they'll adapt and they'll persevere.
I think that those adverse situations reveal a lot about someone.
They shed light on whether or not a person will be successful in the long run.
Because, let’s face it, there is no such thing as “life without stress or obstacles”, so we can’t spend our time trying to avoid every pitfall out there.
Instead, we must spend time learning how to adapt to the obstacles and getting comfortable with pushing through hard.
It’s a fact of life that we must accept.
And, as a bonus, it makes for a pretty amazing character development 😉
In my opinion, this is an imperative trait for any person who wants to be strong- inside and out.
I'd take the Mike Tyson quote to heart:
'Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.'
The ability to pick yourself back up and continue moving forward - even after your plan goes awry - is one of the ways you can be sure you’ll succeed.
And if you want my help in developing this 'winning' trait, it's something I preach and teach with all my clients.
Just shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see how I can help.