Sometimes you will find yourself between a rock and a hard place and you will need to find a cushion to make that place as comfortable as possible until you can get out of that place. If you need to or want to get yourself away from the rock and the hard place, and to avoid the next rock and hard place, you will always need a plan to do so.
No life is ever a straight forward story. Some lives are a roller coaster of a journey and some life stories are better planned or have a better plot to them than others but no life really ever goes completely according to plan from start to finish. That would be too simple or easy a story.
This might be because the story is not ours alone to plot, to shape or even to execute. This might be because the universe is such that it decides to throw us some challenges or curve balls from time to time or because life is not necessarily meant to be a straight forward journey but one that has many paths to the same destination that we each need to get to.
Our journey always begins as children and as children our parents are responsible for plotting our life story and executing their grand plans and hopes for us. Maybe they wanted you to become a doctor, a dentist, a lawyer, a teacher, hold high political office or follow in their footsteps. Maybe you did and maybe you did not but the point is, that is not how the story always unfolds.
The plot thickens as we grow older and become more mature. Maybe the dreams that your parents had for you do not coincide with the dreams that you have for yourself or coincide with who you are. Maybe you follow your own path but the fulfillment that you are truly looking for eludes you and the path changes. Sometimes the path changes again and again and again of your own accord or according to particular events that happen in your life. Maybe you make some mistakes along the way and the script has to be changed again.
There are some parts to your story that you have control over and there are some parts of the story that you do not have control over. The planning and being able to be preemptive in life gives you more control over your own life, rather than letting others or circumstances be your story teller or control the direction of your story. There also comes a point in the story where the story can only go in a particular direction or end in a particular way because the story is getting closer to the end.
If you do not know where you are going, or where you want to be, you are never really going to get there but by chance. If you do not know what you are looking for in life, you are never going to find it and even if it finds you, you may not recognize it. If you do not know what the disease is, you cannot really find the cure. If you do not plan ahead , learn from the part of your story that has already been written, or the events that have already occurred in your story, then you are more likely to find yourself as the character between a rock and a hard place in your own life story.
There are some lessons that you must not fail to learn from your own story and from the stories of others or the price to pay gets higher as you grow older. Life may not always be straight forward and the universe may decide to throw us some challenges from time to time, but the universe and life also send us an abundance of warnings and signs that do enable us to be preemptive in many respects.
When some things are about to go wrong, there are warning signs that must not be ignored or there will be a penalty to pay.
The body is its own temple of health and has its own warning signs. Your instincts and those goose pimples you sometimes get are their own warning signs. When a storm is coming, there are usually warning signs. When your car is about to run out of gas, there is usually a warning sign. When something is going wrong with your relationship or something going wrong at work, there are signs that you should not ignore.
If you do ignore them, you get to the end of some your chapters before you want to or some chapters to your story end in a way you would not want them to. That is the importance of being preemptive and acting swiftly or accordingly. If you fail to take control of your own script or fail to be preemptive where and when possible, then you watch circumstances become writer, director and producer of your story, rather than you being the extraordinary or phenomenal director of your own life story.
All stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. All stories begin with being a child and usually belong to parent and child or family. The middle belongs to evolving relationships, circumstances and to you.
The end of the story always depends on you. All good stories are well planned , well written and constructed with foresight.
All stories have their own twists and turns to make life stories exciting or challenging but each character has also been given certain attributes, gifts, certain tools or something to play their part well or tell a good story. If you can still utilize your gifts ,the life tools or the preemptive resources that are yours to use, then you are still in a good position to re-write or continue writing a better life story.