"Ambition becomes counter-productive when you pursue your goals without the humbling realisation that things seldom go as planned." ~ Scott Belsky
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A long time ago I hated my birthday. It was the one day I could ask for things I couldn't ask for on any other day, so I would plan out everything I wanted and was determined to get it. In reality, very little of that plan ever worked out the way I expected and I ended up being miserable rather than enjoying time with my friends. Now I just ask people to show up and we figure things out as we go, because too much planning without any room for error is just a plan for disaster.
When you're doing anything of value, you obviously want it to go well. Just make sure your plans leave room for uncertainty and only focus on what's truly important, or you're pretty much asking for disappointment.
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