If you were planning a big outdoor event, like a wedding, wouldn’t you want a contingency plan, in case it rained? Most likely, you would agree that would be a good idea. But how often in life do you make plans, with no alternative arrangement, should your original plan not work out? Though often you and I are lucky and Plan A turns out to a great success, it can be a wise idea to think about and create a Plan B.
This has nothing to do with negative thinking. Many superstitious people believe that if you entertain doubt, you will jinx all your goals and your desired outcome will definitely fall through. If that is your belief system, it makes sense that you may be reluctant to pursue a second option if your first plan doesn’t work out.However, rather than thinking of creating a contingency plan as putting out a negative vibe and thwarting your own desires, you can think of your contingency plan as an emergency alternative when things don’t go exactly as you had thought they would.