The quote that has stood the test of time is attributed to Abraham Lincoln and goes like this: “The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley”. If you’ve ever been through a financial crisis or have had a job change, you’ve probably heard this phrase used as a way to describe the outcome.
And that is exactly what it is. Because if youve ever been through a financial crisis or have had a job change, youve probably heard this phrase used as a way to describe the outcome.
But what exactly is a best laid plans of mice and men? Well, it is an analogy that shows the difference between a plan not working and a plan that has not been followed. For example, if you plan to take your car to the garage and then you get there and you have no car, is that a plan that has not been followed? If so, then no matter how hard you try to keep the car in your garage, it will just keep coming.
We are talking about the car itself here, not the garage, but if you have a plan that has not been followed, then that plan will not work. A similar concept is to compare a plan that has been followed to one that has not been followed.
If you have an issue with the plan that has not been followed, you may as well give up. We’ve heard this many times when we’ve had plans that have not been followed. The thing is, if you don’t follow a plan, you will end up breaking things that were never supposed to be broken with no rhyme or reason or logic to it.
We see this with all types of plans. If your plan has not been followed, you may as well give up.
The thing is, if your plan has been followed, then its not breaking things. If things were broken because you didnt follow your plan, then you will break things. You see this in every single life and every single business. When you follow a plan, then things are broken because you didnt follow your plan. If you follow your plan, then your plan will be followed.
Like many things, this is a human thing that comes from the way we are wired. That said, the way you follow your plan will influence how things work out in your life. In fact, it is very likely that the way you follow your plan will determine the type of life you live. So if you want your plan to work, you need to follow it. If you don’t follow your plan, then you will break it.
The way you break your plan will determine whether you will fall into any of the following trap: You will fall into a pit of despair and misery or you will find a way to turn your life around. Either way, you will be doing something that matters so it is worth doing.
It’s funny how home sweet home (or any other home sweet home) sayings are so simple and universal. They seem so simple, but even though you may not know what they mean, they still seem to mean the most. They are often just the things that your parents would say or do to help you feel better about the way you live your life.