Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Chin Yi Xuan

“Do you have a Plan B if you fail in what you are doing right now?”

I often get asked this question by well-meaning friends, seniors, and relatives when I left my first full-time job to do what I am doing right now.

To be honest, I suck when it comes to forming any ‘Plan B (or C or D)’ for the important things and goals in my life.

In fact, I’d still tell you that I do not have any Plan B if you were to ask me today.  

My goal is to become a successful trader (I am not one, YET).

Whenever I hit a certain plateau in this business, I will tweak my approach, my mindset, my routine, and seek mentorship.

My passion is in sharing and words.

Whenever I feel stuck in my journey, I will adjust my perspective, ask better questions, and seek clarity.

I believe the mini little progress that I’ve been able to make today is not because I am anything better than anyone else.

It’s because I simply do not have any great ‘Plan B’ or ‘backup plan’ to fall back on if I fail.

If you put that chocolate bar in the fridge ‘just in case’ you get hungry at night during your diet, chances are the chocolate bar will not stay there for long.

If you pursue a goal with a well-defined backup plan in mind, you’ll almost always settle for the backup when shit happens.

In contrast, when there is nothing else to fall back on, the only way is to charge forward and make things happen.

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