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Don’t Have a Plan B Since You Won’t Allow Plan A to Fail

When you figure out what you want to do with yourself, you need to follow through with obsession, addiction, passion.

No being modest here.

There is no plan B. Just plan A.

You need to convince yourself there is no other path to follow
but this one.

This is how you will travel down it and stop putting shit off.

If you want to be a rapper, fucking rap. Quit your job, stop fucking around at school.

You know you don’t want to be there, you want to be in the booth spittin’ so fucking do it.

Do what yo have to do.

Heres how you reach inner peace-

Convince yourself no matter what, you will be what you want to be because

you will put in the work every single day until you become it.

Even if it takes you a lifetime.

It doesn’t matter how long it takes because you won’t stop.

So there is no way you won’t achieve it.

If you’re still going to a job or school then you don’t believe in your dream.

It really is just a dream.

You have a Plan B just incase things don’t work out.

Fuck that. It’s GOING TO WORK OUT.

Doesn’t matter how long it takes.

If majority of your waking hours aren’t spent perfecting your craft, you are fucking around.

You have too many distractions in your life and you need to
isolate yourself from everything else.

  1. That means friends and family will have to be put on pause for as long as it takes.
  2. That means school and work is meaningless.
  3. That means you barely sleep, and barely have time to eat because all of your heart, mind, body and soul goes into what you are
    accomplishing.

All of your thoughts are on your mission.

Every day is another mission you have to complete until one day
mission accomplished forever.

(If you’re smart, you’ll embark on another mission)

Pull-ups on a door.
I get bored.

Success is in the journey.

The journey may have a bunch of bends, and obstacles, but there is only one road. There aren’t three roads. One.

Which one are you on?

Are you on the road to nowhere?

Are you on the road society wants you to be on? (Mediocrity)

Or are you on your own motherfucking road? (Greatness)

You never really are satisfied. You’ll have goals, you’ll reach them,
and then you’ll set new goals for yourself and so on.

This is why I think it’s better to aim to be content rather than
be happy.

Happiness is temporary, but if you can truly become content with
yourself, you know you’ve lived a worthy life.

There will be countless people in and out of your life trying to bring
you down to their level saying

“why can’t you be like everyone else? Go get a job! You have no
future, your plan doesn’t make sense. Do you even have a plan?”

You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone.

You know in your heart what you want to do and you are going to do it regardless of what the world has to say about it.

Remember, when you’re all-in, you’re already one-step closer to
inner peace.

I can not explain in words how amazing the Certainty of knowing
you’re life is going to work out is; it’s like I’ve had an epiphany but
really, I just know the simple truth:

With consistent effort and zero thoughts of quit, anything can be had.

I write in a way that is ‘motivational’ but believe me, I’m not trying
to motivate you, I’m trying to open your eyes to the truth. 

It’s common sense. Put in the work, reap the rewards.

I know I shit on having a job or going to college, and who am I
to tell you how to live your life right?

But ask yourself this serious question.

When you put all things aside but your own
desire to be great,

is working for someone else really the right path?

I understand you may need money at the moment to survive,
but how long are you going to merely keep on surviving?

When are you going to do the thing that is on the back of
your mind day in and day out?

When are you going to reject the mainstream, and start living
true to your own beliefs?

Money.

For most people, Plan A is,

I’ll go to school, working part-time so I can become a doctor.

And their Plan B is,

if school doesn’t work out I’ll just wait tables or work at my
dad’s company.

(Why chase your dreams later in life? A job will always be there, 
your life on the other hand, will expire some day.)

Some people’s Plan A may be-

I’ll make Youtube videos on (enter area of expertise here) and
become internet famous.

But, they have a Plan B just incase it doesn’t work out:

I’ll still hold on to my job because I need money and I’ll go to school too.
(I’m not sure why I’m going to school, but people will think I’m stupid
if I don’t go, and people will think I’m lazy if I don’t work)

You see?

Having a Plan B is planning for failure. 

Plan for success.

People would always ask me what I wanted to do, and I got tired of
explaining that I want to run an online empire.

Their minds are so small they can not fathom my plan.

They are so brainwashed to believe the only way to answer
“what do you want to do / be?” must be a job title or form of
entertainer / artist.

(Truly, I am an artist. I put words on a page and structure it in a way 
that allows readers to enjoy my art. As Vic would like to call it-
a “blog-artist”)

They’d ask in doubt, “so how are you going to make money?” 

And I’d nonchalantly respond “Affiliate Marketing.”

Of course, they have no idea what affiliate marketing is and
would immediately tell me

“well, you need to have a Plan B.”

In which, I’d cut the conversation short and turn my back.

The other day I was at the grocery store (H-E-B) and I
starting talking to this black girl who thought I was hitting
on her. (I was just trying to talk, she said “I’m married”)

We got to talking about our goals and stuff, she was average,
going to school to be (I forgot / don’t care) and then she asked
me what I wanted to do and I said “I started a site, and I’ll be
doing that for the rest of my life.”

“So you don’t go to school or work?”

“Nah, I’m more focused on my website than anything else.”

“You know you can work on your little website thing and go
to school at the same time right?”

Silly me.

I don’t know why I keep trying to explain my life
to small-minded individuals.

Anyway, I cut that conversation off right there and
thus, inspired this post.

Why should I have a Plan B, when I won’t allow Plan A to fail?

– Written by Brandon Ramlal