A month ago, I said that having a backup plan was important. I believe I lied.
Okay, well that may have been a bit of a drastic thing to say, but I don’t believe that it was completely out of hand.
I do believe that a few of the things that come with backup plans are necessary, but not the plan itself – not completely.
I called myself creating a fall back for myself a few months ago. I did a pretty good job for myself. I was able to get a few things started and actually did think that I was going to be able to handle it all.
*The issue came about when I realized that we humans do have limited bandwidth.
I wasn’t paying full attention to anything. My mind was everywhere and it was an easy thing to tell. I was able to get my work done but, the lack of attention that I was able to really pay to anything showed up in all of that work.
*this experience also helped me realize the true worth of money.
I was so stretched that I wasn’t able to really pay attention to anything that I wanted to pay attention to. While I was doing what I needed to do (or so I thought) I wasn’t really getting anything done.
It’s much better to understand the risks of focus and accept them than to diversify and be mediocre. I diversified and got nothing done. I was average.
*Do not take this in the extremely literal way. It is important to spread things out in some cases. When you’re just starting out, I don’t think it’s the most effective plan.