What's Your Best Motivator? Sink or Swim or Having a Plan B?

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Motivation is an interesting trait. It can make the difference between success and failure by itself.

What motivates you the most. Having a sink or swim, do or die, no retreat frame of mind?

Or

Having a plan B, back door, escape or "just-in-case plan."

In my younger days I gravitated toward sink or swim situations. And in most cases I sank. But it was exciting and it seldom made me throw in the towel.

But now I gravitate toward having a plan b. But sometimes it requires more decipline and motivation to keep the pedal to the metal and not let up. That's the only issue with having a plan B. Having an escape plan can sometimes compromise your intensity if you're not careful.

I find them both beneficial if used wisely. But both can also back you in a corner if you're not careful. What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author stoogefest
    The motivator that very soon (I'm sure) I won't have time to read mediocre attempts and fake success stories about making money, because I'd be too busy making money
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Darla Christensen View Post

      I always have Plan B when everytime i have a project to do. I couldn't stick to one plan because i am a person who always think of "what if."
      I can identify with the "what if" voice. Especially when facing a new project or challenge.

      Many times it's been a time, money and problem saver. But a few times it's stopped me from taking action on lucrative opportunities. But it's still good to have a "what if" voice to make sure you have all your bases covered.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficMystic
    i dont think it's about having a plan 'b' but more being flexible and taking what you have learnt and testing new things to find what works best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    I love the challenge of sinking or swimming. (I often produce good results under pressure.)

    However I think having a Plan B is just good business sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary McLean
    I had never heard of a plan B in life until last year, can you believe that?

    It never entered my head to have an alternative plan!

    But, now I can see there are various ways you could say "I have a Plan B"...

    Mostly it really means, adjusting the strategies needed to achieve the goal.

    It hardly ever means ditching the original goal, so I'd think it really isn't having a plan B, just many ways of getting to the goal???

    That's how I see it.

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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Mary McLean View Post

      I had never heard of a plan B in life until last year, can you believe that?

      It never entered my head to have an alternative plan!

      But, now I can see there are various ways you could say "I have a Plan B"...

      Mostly it really means, adjusting the strategies needed to achieve the goal.

      It hardly ever means ditching the original goal, so I'd think it really isn't having a plan B, just many ways of getting to the goal???

      That's how I see it.

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      You're spot on. Having a plan B never means ditching a goal, it just simply means finding another way to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary McLean
    That's good!

    It's interesting how many strategies and tactics can surround what you plan to do.
    It can become a jungle just climbing through the info on your plans to get to your goal, if you aren't careful!

    Clarity of purpose brings certainty and power to forge ahead, eliminating a lot of "must do this and must do thats".

    Clarity of Purpose,
    Crystallizes Focus,
    Bringing Power,
    Taps into the unseen powers available to all...

    Simple formula, if only we can find clarity in the first place!

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