This can be a harsh truth to swallow. We can get addicted to our to-do lists, our planners, and the structure we put together for our lives. This can be tough to embrace for the self-proclaimed “planners” in this world.
As you get older, you realize that plans rarely ever pan out how they were precisely intended. Life happens, and things change regardless of what plan you put in place. There are some factors or variables you didn’t plan for that impact what really happens.
Would life become too boring if we could predict everything? We all want to predict the future, but letting life influence your plans is crucial. To accommodate this, you can change your “plans” to “goals.” Goals are more flexible than plans.