do you always need to have a plan? OR Are you spontaneous?

India
August 2, 2010 6:07am CST
what do you think..Do you always have a back up plan? or do you always need to have a plan to get work/activities done successfully. Personally, I always have a back up plan or you can call it "Plan B"..but generally it depends upon situation, because many condition/situation demand for spontaneous action and then you don't have time for thinking about back up plan and you have to take immediate action on the spot. what do you think? please reply?
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18 responses
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
4 Dec 10
i need plan to do my activity. being spontaneous makes me couldn't do the job effectively. but in holiday i use to be spontaneous. it makes free
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
3 Aug 10
Most of the time when i have a plan to follow I will get more accomplished. there is nothing wrong with being spontaneous though. It adds excitement and adventure to your life. Still, I am more of a planning person.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
a combination of both, they are just things that you should have a plan in order to work. and some to have fun just let it loose for a bit.
• Malaysia
3 Aug 10
Hi Poster with funny dancing avatar! I am sort of random type of person. As for stuff that need to be execute and results that brought in front of us within like years to come, I will device a plan about when and how to gain and expand. But during the execution of the plan, when certain obstacles appear, I spontaneously do and execute the solution. It's weird but I think I consider myself as random.
• France
3 Aug 10
I've always been a spontaneous person, I think most youngsters do. That's why my parents always nag me about not having plans in life, yada yada yada ;)
• Australia
3 Aug 10
I gave up trying to plan anything years ago because I am just not good at it, I prefer to everything spontaniously so then not only do you have the element of surprise but also it makes things more fun with the unexpected.
@kring_m (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
When it comes to family matters you need to think ahead. Not basically plan ahead because if you plan and you don't have the resources, this plan might not take place/action. But some things are better left unplanned because you'll never know what options you might have along the way. Some things happen and they happen for a good reason. :)
@jeanieous (107)
• Philippines
3 Aug 10
I don't really plan things in detailed. But of course, every time I wake up in the morning, I have some sort of things to do in my mind and basically, do them randomly.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
most of the time i plan things ahead. i'm an organize person since, i don't like it when everything's not in order so i make a list or plan. but there really are times, like when i'm bored, i just do whatever is there to do.
@Archie0 (4669)
2 Aug 10
Hello crazy poster, first of all let me tell you, this photo of your display makes me laugh all the time whenever i see it. Its just a way even if im not into some good time, it still makes me giggle for a moment, thanks Coming to your topic, i never make any plans, the moment i make them they are shown the trash can in the corner of my room. I think its better to be spontaneous, but never to make plan and ruin them later.
@vandana7 (64734)
• India
2 Aug 10
I am a great one to plan everything, and then sit and enjoy life. :) I also have contingency plans. Frankly, I love planning. There is more thrill in that than actually getting something out of it. :)
• United States
2 Aug 10
I do not always have a back up plan, but I always back up my plans. Lol.. Although I am a very discipline and well rounded person, but by no means perfect so to say that I always have a back up plan would be untruthful. I do think things through before I make a decision but when I make the decision does not necessarily mean things will go as planned so I do reflect back as to what went wrong and how I can improved things the next time.
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
I'm a spontaneous person. I go with the flow. But sometimes I know the importance of a plan. So it really depends on the situation. If it calls for a plan then I create one if I have the time. if not then, I think on my feet.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
2 Aug 10
Going into anything without a plan is rather foolish in my opinion. I think that you will fall flat on your face every time. Or spend a lot of time moving around in an awkward manner, as you try to go from Point A to Point B to Point C and beyond, but really not know how to accomplish this. I think that having a plan, even a loose one, does save a lot of time. However, you have to leave enough room to improvise. Even if you plan what you need to do to the letter, expect the unexpected. There are times where you plan to go right but have to veer left for whatever reason. Therefore, plan but leave room for improvising. It is nice to have a back up ready but there are just times where things cannot be planned. When they can, you should go for it.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
2 Aug 10
I feel safe with a plan. Perhaps I'm more a perfectionist. Hate it sometimes.
@attente (987)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
I am the adventurous type of person. So I don't usually plan things. I find unplanned things more exciting. One of my closest friends don't like this kind of attitude so she bought me a planner as a gift. AHHA! but that didn't work, I used it for a month but stopped when I get tired of planning. hehe. :D
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
2 Aug 10
I always have a back up plan..It's like having a back up of your files in your computer.. I trust myself of completing the Plan A itself and i work towards not to use the Back up plan .. I will consider the Plan B when i fall out of time and when it's needed urgently, until i stick up with my original plan.. Any how i always calculate Plan B... I do trust spontaneous plans, but not always..unplanned mission doesn't succeed in my character, so i always work with plans.. Planning is important!!!!
@koditza (235)
• Germany
2 Aug 10
I always have some kind of general plan in my mind of what I do and when it comes to specific actions, I sometimes plan it really carefully and with details, sometimes I say that I'll do something spontaneous at the moment because I cannot forecast the actions that will happen around me.