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LIFE IS UNCERTAIN, SO WHY PLAN?

What people learned during this pandemic - Part 3


The last answer that struck me about what people learned during this pandemic is that life is uncertain! They said the plans they made for the future have become meaningless in the light of COVID 19. One friend even said that he got consumed trying to manage his future that he failed to live “for the moment and at the moment.”


Is it then useless to make plans? Should we just flow with the tide?


When I was a corporate person, I was taught to always plan to grow the business by projecting what will happen in the future. Unfortunately, the majority of our projections did not come true. So the only way we were able to meet our targets was by training ourselves to adapt to the changes that we did not foresee.


As an entrepreneur, one of my greatest learning is that “calamities will come!” When I finally understood what this means, I shifted my plans from trying to grow my business by projecting the future, to make it resilient so that we may survive the many calamities that would come our way.


Resilience is the ability of an organism to move forward despite adversities.

I still believe it is important to plan, but we should not plan to control the future because life is uncertain. Instead, our plans should be to continually improve who we are by making the most of what we have today. When you do this, life will surprise you by giving you a good tomorrow.


Today, I believe we may be one of the biggest farms of our kind in the country, not because we are better than others, but only because we are good at surviving calamities and adapting to the challenges that came our way.


Our approach is based on the wisdom of Matthew 6:34, which says, “Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I believe the verse is saying that the way we respond to our today will determine how good or bad our tomorrow will be.


So make plans, and make them well. But make them with the goal of maximizing the returns of what you have today while taking advantage of the challenges that come your way. As you do this, always be aware of WHO is in control of your future.


[13] Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." [14] Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow… [15] Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."


Fruits are not meant to be kept, the plant uses them to bless those around it. Let's be like plants, share this message with those who may be blessed by it, especially your family and friends.


Happy reading!


Always feel free to let me know what you think.



Keep safe. Stay healthy. And, be fruitful,

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