Fortune Cookie Friday: Go Big or Go Home
Today’s fortune is short and sweet, which is a good thing. It may contain the word big, but I am behind on writing The Ruby’s Cell, so I will try to make this brief. Oh, and just for the record, that’s the last time I’ll use “big” and “behind” in a sentence.
Life is a wonderful thing. We should cherish every moment and revel in its beauty. There are many occasions where we partake in grand pomp and circumstance: birth of new babies, graduations, and weddings. We even celebrate at funerals, and just like the more pleasant events, it takes planning.
Here’s the thing, why settle for less? When planning in life, make big plans. Imagine the best situation and go for it—go big or go home! You only live once, so you might as well make the most of it.
What is big? Well, that depends. There are plenty of big things, Jupiter, the Grand Canyon, hair in the 1980’s, but big is a relative term and the same goes for plans. Some moments in life are not as momentous as walking down the aisle, especial if the aisle is in the grocery store and you’re just buying some milk. You can plan for those events, like having a list and making the decision between 2% and skim, but you won’t need the string quartet.
The important part is having a plan—a goal. Even if you are one of those spontaneous types, who step out the door and just go, you need to have a plan, well, at least a Plan B. I have a saying, “Hope for the best, but expect the worst.” We all want to succeed in our endeavors. You need to determine what your expectations are and plan accordingly. Sometimes life doesn’t always go as planned. When life’s RSVP is a big, resounding, “No,” you need to be able to shift gears and push on.
Whether it’s your first day of school, and you want to make new friends, or your last year of school and you want to succeed at a new job, it will all take some planning, so reach for the sky. Make big plans in your life and celebrate each step. Every step you take that brings you closer to your goal, is a success.