”One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose.” Randy Pausch
The above quote beautifully summarizes why contingency plans are relevant and pertinent for your life. You never can be too sure which obstacles and impediments will obstruct your journey in life. For this reason, it is always a great idea to develop “just-in-case scenarios.”
Personally, I don’t enjoy making detailed long term plans. I don’t have a five-year or a ten-year plan of where I want to be or what I want to be doing at that time. I believe this kind of meticulous planning saps life of the extraordinary and momentary joy and pleasure that occurs. It also makes it more difficult to deal with adversity when your expectations are catered to a specifically outlined outcome.