No plan survives first contact.
This is a military saying that means the plan always changes after the first contact with the enemy.
The same is true in our personal lives.
No exercise plan survives the first time you get sick.
No diet plan survives first contact with Doritos.
No financial plan survives first contact with a sale at that fancy shoe store.
Ok, that last one was a stretch for me.
This saying seems a little negative at first, but I think it is secretly positive.
Because no plan survives first contact, we need to be adaptable and flexible and never quit.
If you go into it knowing that things won’t be perfect, you won’t have to be so hard on yourself.
You can have a bad day without giving up.
You can make a mistake or two without having to come up with a whole new plan.
Have you let yourself give up on something important because things went less than perfectly?
Is there something important you need to stick with?
Make it a great day.