Did you grow up watching the A Team? I know I’m dating myself by asking, but maybe you’ve seen re-runs. Oops, dated myself right there too, didn’t I?
Back to the A Team.
Do you remember their black van with the red stripe, those characters and their catch phrases?
“I pity the fool…”
The guy they called “Face” because apparently he was so handsome? (Wonder if that guy ever got over finding out that he wasn’t all that handsome?)
And my favorite, “I love it when a plan comes together” said by the guy with gloves, chomping on a big cigar.
Being a child of the 80’s, I’m sure it provides fuel for cult classics.
It may also provide cause for psychotherapy, because “I love it when a plan comes together” has been true for me. I DO love it. I enjoy planning things and watching them come to fruition.
There’s just one tiny problem…
When the plans DON’T come together. When the plan doesn’t work out. When all the best arrangements and orchestration goes down the tubes and you’re left with a big rats’ nest of problems, similar to Bon Jovi’s look during their Hair Band days. The internal decision is there – do you pout and withdraw or go with it? Can you get over it? Can you allow for the unknowns, leave room for the not-always-negative improvised and natural moments that come when we don’t orchestrate every.single.detail?
It might be challenging for some, easier than you’d think for others. Which way do you lean?
Want to share a story of plans gone awry? We’d love to hear from you!
(This is a short link up with Five Minute Friday, hosted by Kate Motaung. We let ourselves write without listening to the inner critic, just write for five short minutes and put it out there. Then we get to see all the ways people interpreted the prompt, all the different ideas people have. It’s a lot of fun, with people from all over the country, and it’s open to anyone, so if you’re interested, click on Kate’s name and add your five minutes!)