Change Your Plans but Refine Your Goals

Quotes and Notes #176, April 30

“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.”—John C. Maxwell—

My wise brother, Tom Schulz, once said, “I like to set my goals at the end of the day. That way I reach a 100% success rate.” I don’t think that he thinks I listen, but I often do.

We must have the ability to change our plans as they develop. When a part of the plan goes wrong, analyze the fault and quickly change the plan to what works. At the same time, we must keep sight of the overall goal but as the plans teach us, we may wish to refine the parameters of the goal. That’s good, too.

To refine the plan and the goal with grace, follow this advice:

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”—Lao Tzu—

Set a goal to make people smile today.

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz  “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

The ability to bend with the wind makes things much more fun.

The ability to bend with the wind makes things much more fun.

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Adventures are Good

Quotes and Notes #152, April 5

“Gravel roads support opportunities.”–Tom Schulz–

Do you sometimes feel like your life is stuck in the fast lane on the interstate? Are you a bit up tight because you are stuck in a mental traffic jam?

Take a break, turn off on a side road. Enjoy the change and if this is still to crowded to suit you, well, then…

Take a walk on a gravel road and see what direction that takes you in. You may be pleasantly surprised.

If you are unable to take on this adventure physically, then picture the gravel road in your mind and enjoy the walk through the wooded hillside’s natural garden. Even if you are totally incapacitated you may still, in your mind, kick up your heels and grin and giggle.

Don’t forget to share a smile

Everything is going to be all right

John P. Schulz

“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

The Mantra for today and for every day. Drawing by  Tom Schulz, Artist

The Mantra for today and for every day. Drawing by Tom Schulz, Artist

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