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Why I don’t like plans (but you should)

I feel constrained by plans.

Plans make me crazy. I have to pack things, I have to be on time, I have to make decisions for things that haven’t happened yet. I am much more comfortable 1. Going with my gut. 2. going with someone elses plans.

A plan is a commitment. And especially when you bring someone else into your plan, you feel the need to deliver for everyone. I like to assess my options – see what plans out out there, then pick one. I love to call people and say “hey, what are you up to?” I like to collect plans, then make a decision on what my plan will be.

I’m not sure that is the best thing to do all the time, but it’s my way. I recognize it lets me off the hook from putting myself out there and lets me live a lot less anxious life. You see for me, a plan makes for anxiety – its gotta be a good plan, its gotta be something fun, I have to know the answer of what is going to happen in the plan.

I save my planning for work. Planning is all one does as a product person. And when I am not working, I do not want to plan.

The optionality of no plans leaves me to be free to do nothing… which is what I want to do most of the time!

By Laurent Courtines

I'm here and I am ready to go. Been doing my homework and I have things to say.

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