Having a solid plan or strategy is crucial to get the expected results from your goals. Especially if you want to use your time, energy and resources efficiently to reach a goal.
Even if you are a good planner and manage your tasks better than others – not allocating resources for unforeseen events can take away control from your hand if things don’t go in your favour.
This post will help you to get better at achieving your goals and to get the result that matches your expectations.
Not Reserving Energy & Resources Increases The Risks
No matter how good your plans are, there will be new challenges and problems that never existed before.
This happens with everything. All the damn time.
It can be fitness related, learning a new skill, starting a new project or career-related.
Allocating more than 85-90% of your capacity can cause harm to your work-life balance if things don’t go according to your plans or any unpleasant event happens. Because to tackle and fix those matters you have to work outside your planned schedule.
If you don’t save some of your energy to tackle these things then it can lead you to burnout and affect other important tasks.
Many people make plans and work on it. But most times – the end results do not meet their expectations. It’s maybe because they only focused on things that they have planned and poorly executed other problems they faced along the way.
For sustained growth and to reach your goals with less stress it’s better to save at least 10% of your energy & resources to better tackle or solve any unexpected problems.
Why you need to save some of your energy & resources while doing a task:
This will help you understand better.
It’s because if you need to drive 20 km, you don’t only take that much fuel that will drive your car 20 km. You take more fuel because you might take a different route to avoid road congestion and you might need to drive more than 20km.
Keeping yourself prepared and having extra resources minimizes the risk and makes you self sufficient. This helps you to feel more confident and enjoy the process of reaching your goals. And makes you less dependent on external factors.
Remember, even if you have 4 fine wheels in your car, you keep 1 extra in the back.
Achieving better results than your expectations
Keeping some free time and extra resources will help you fix unexpected problems in less time. Which also means those problems will not have any major effect on the results of your goals.
This can help you in many ways.
Taking the advantage of new opportunities
While doing a task for some time, you may find that – something is giving you good results. Having those extra resources and time can come handy in moments like this.
You can use those extra resources to take full advantage of the new opportunity that you have found without cutting down resources from other important tasks.
This can help you to get better end-results than you have expected.
Managing important things outside your routine
We can’t see the future. In many cases – a perfectly made plan also misses some important things.
Having extra energy and resources will help you to manage tasks outside your routine with ease. It can also help you to not juggle between different tasks to find out which one to leave that has less impact on your goals.
Super helpful to not leave anything important or poorly execute any task that will have a negative effect on your end-results.
Taking the control on your hand
Have you seen car drifting videos?
It’s fun to look at right! And I think people inside that drifting car experience more excitement and even some adrenaline rush.
Car Drifting is exciting because it unleashes the power of that machine and tests your steering skills at the extreme. But it’s only fun as long you have control over that car. Crashing is not a fun thing.
When you are fully occupied with many important tasks and don’t have any extra time or resources to tackle any unexpected problems then you are pretty much depending on external factors to dictate if you will get your desired results or not.
Having some sort of excess can be a saviour in those times. And even if other external factors affect it – you can minimise the negative effect.
Having more control on your hand lowers the impact of external factors and makes your goals crash proof.
I hope reading this post helps you to get to your goals and achieve more than what you have initially planned.
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