In the Information Technology (IT) world, we need a failover plan, a plan for allowing the website or system to continue to function in the event of a failure.
In our personal lives, a failover plan is also very necessary. Because we WILL fail. And we need to be able to continue to function, to keep pursuing our dreams.
What does this failover plan look like exactly?
In the IT world, it could look like rolling the website or system back to the way it was prior to any updates. Or it could look like displaying a “Error loading this page…” screen.
For us, when we fail, we think that something has gone terribly wrong so we walk around like we have an “Error with this person I’m trying to become…” screen and we want to revert back to the way we were prior to pursuing our dreams, our comfort zone.
Instead, our failover plan should look like changing the way we look at failure.
The definition of failing is to take a particular action and not get the expected result. That’s it. We do something and it doesn’t produce what we thought it would.
We tried something and it didn’t work. It’s not the end of the world.
We just need to tweak our action and try it again. And again. And again. And again. As many times as it takes, until we succeed.
Our failover plan is to keep going.
Whenever you’re ready, I’m here to help you navigate life’s challenges and create your failover plan. Contact me.
Gabrielle, The Thought Trainer