Returning to A
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For the majority of my life I’ve known exactly what I wanted I just didn’t know how I was going to get it. At first I used to get frustrated that setbacks or outright denials took me off my path. But, as I got older I realized I never lost sight of what I really wanted I just had to go another route to get it. I went around the corner, took odd jobs and even had to wait years all to get back to Plan A. I never really had a Plan B so if anything the adjustment I made from Plan A was to Plan A+!
When I was on my way to NY to start my company that last semester of school 9/11 hit. I was thinking fvck I got to return home to LA and do what I got to do. I got home took a job and then another job and tried to get that second job to transfer me to NY. When they didn’t because they wanted me to stay in LA I pretty much forced them to. They still didn’t and they tried to fire me but I was about to sue them so they gave me 6 months of salary. It took me 2 years to get clear to return to NY but I had to start in Baltimore AGAIN and then I finally made it to NY. Now 9/11 was real for me as I’m in International Trade and they blew up the WORLD TRADE CENTER so you can imagine my disbelief as I know I would’ve been in that building trying to start my company.
When I finally returned to NY I got hit with a whole bunch of petty setbacks but I endured them and finally opened up shop. Now when I explain this to everyone they think I knew what I was doing but that was a lie. I didn’t know how I was going to return to NY I just knew I would. I didn’t know how I was going to start up the business I just knew I would. During this setback or readjustment time I had great jobs and was in charge of shit at a very early age. I had offers to work for other people in NY but I turned them down.
Long story short getting Plan A took me longer than I thought. I always hear people saying they have a Plan B and I always thought what happened to Plan A did someone die or something? We all have to realize that Plan A in all it’s color and glory is what we really want. This Plan B shit that cat’s think is normal is because they really didn’t have a Plan A. For those of us who can see exactly what we want going to Plan B is a fvcking lie to ourselves. Every day that Plan A was not my reality I just kept on adding to it. When I finally got Plan A done I had so much more than what I ever planned.
So be mindful and go after what you want and get exactly what you want. There is no Plan B there’s just Plan A and if it takes longer than you thought make it Plan A+!