When You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

When You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

I have heard this statement so many times before but for some odd reason it only really hit me this past week.


Because life never goes as planned, I decided that I’m just gonna stop planning all together and “live in the moment”. What a joke! The only thing this did was result in me experiencing anxiety attack after anxiety attack. Suddenly,  I became really anxious; I was hardly ever sure of anything and to be honest, I had no idea what I was doing half the time. But the saddest part of it all was that I wasn’t gaining anything in the process.

I don’t care what the calendar says, according to me, the year is practically over and done with. And when I look back on the past year I realised that a lot has happened in which I  have done a few things because I had no set plan. I don’t really understand what I achieved because there is no checklist for me to tick off. Which is somewhat discouraging and communicates a false message of not having had a fruitful year.

So, guess who’s getting on the ‘new year, new me’ bandwagon!?  Seriously, I need to. I need more order and organisation in my life. I need that Bawse feeling like: “Yes girl, get it! You're doing it.” Not “Oh yah, girl you’re nearing the end, you woke up today. Do it again tomorrow.” I mean, come on! Things are happening in 2018. The AU has promised us the visa-free passport (which we still have our doubts about but it’s still news), the 2018 World Cup will be taking place in Russia, we will mostly likely have to pay tax for whole-wheat BROWN bread, and we are still waiting on Jesus to come. We don’t know, 2018 might just be the year. Heck! If we being taxed for brown bread, I am, pretty sure the end is near. But we will still plan for that end.


The goal for 2018, honestly, is to get better at this life thing. I cannot be looking like a deer in headlights every single year like I have never heard the word January. Nah-ah! I am not going down like that. I need to sit down and really have a one on one chat with myself; understand what it is I have learnt and what am I taking with me into the new year because we’re always so quick to know what we’re leaving behind but hardly what we taking with us. I need to build on that. I need to be that person I envision myself to be; if emotional stability is what I am looking for, listen, I am booking an appointment with a therapist. Because when you want to get your body in shape where is the first place you go? The gym, of course. If I am in need of a gym for my mind, that’s where I am heading, therapy.

So, let’s us all strive to succeed in planning in order for us to plan to succeed.