Not one to be afraid but when a plan is too simplistic – which is a dream come true if the work is going to be on paper only – I’d rather wait it out than make a go.

In all my years out here handling projects in different industries, I’ve never seen a simple plan that had a simple activity-based achievement.

So if I see no downside, I’ll ask the pitcher of the idea (oftentimes, I’m here grilling myself, asking these boring questions), “What’s the worst case scenario? What’s the downside? What if this goes wrong? Is this plan supposed to be this simple? If this is so simple, doesn’t it mean that something could be wrong?”

Simply because good-plan-on-paper scenarios aren’t real life.

What I do, what you do, what we do on here in real life isn’t paper-scenario’d. Don’t wave at me if your dreams end on paper only.

It’s difficult, challenging, tough, mentally demanding and other synonyms of tough and difficult.

Two worlds apart: fiction and non-fiction. There’s this rift between and oft, semi-fiction jumps right in. Right in the middle – that’s someone on the fence.

Planning requires knowing when to proceed or to not proceed and wait it out. Or when to flip this coin the other way and go for tail instead of head.

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You win some, you lose some. But what does it profit you if you lose all because you’re on the go when your plans immediately come alive on paper with the strokes of your pen or alive in your head with the connections of your nerve endings?

Simple plans oft has downsides you’re not seeing at first. So you wait till you can see somewhat clearer than pre-second look.

You may wait 2 days, 1 week, 3 weeks, 5 months, a year. But you wait and drill your simple plan, “Ssssh! Patience.”

While waiting, you learn the essence of patience and you learn to not wait yourself into analysis paralysis.

One day, you peer outside and see the fog’s slightly cleared; it’s NEVER really cleared. Then, you strike out.

That’s part of what calculated risk taking is all about.

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Written by Okwukwe

Writer + Entrepreneur + Designer + Creative Artist + Tech Lover + Firework Lover + Travel Freak + Retired Economist (’08-’12) = Okwukwe

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