As children, we were asked, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” This question conjures up monumental abstracts of people fulfilling wonderful posts in the world without an eraser to correct our explosive dreams. Today, as adults, we stop asking ourselves this question and transition into a life that is safe, predictable, and monotonous, lacking substance even on our best day. Because we are still “growing” as individuals, self-discovery of one’s Plan A is not restricted to our 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s. However, the importance of this journey lies in the realization that Plan A must take place in order for us to truly experience life. Plan A does not discriminate against age disparities, but does discriminate against inefficient levels of existing. We will never miss our window of opportunity to function at the highest level of our capabilities, as long as we seek out the universal plan that is our individual mission in the world. Ask, receive, and begin in yourself an undeniable path of work that will stretch you beyond your understanding—a movement that will utilize every untapped gift inside of you that you’ve always fantasized expressing, giving you the courage to move beyond structures that have paralyzed your ability to act and a spiritual journey that will invite you to live again.
Plan A is the discovery, recognition, and acceptance of one’s calling and purpose in life. It’s the sustaining measures of the journey that you will embark upon in hopes of conquering your dream. It’s the lived experience and specialness that are your task and mission while here on earth. While the stories, thoughts, and explanations that you will bear witness to are a part of my personal experience, it is my belief that there is a universal experience that is common when seeking to obtain your own Plan A. The philosophy of Plan A operates under a specific formula, which serves as a pilot for guidance, realization, cultivation, lived experience, and release.
Plan A Formula
We ask how we may be of service to God/the Universe and humanity
God then gives us a vision or discovery of our Plan A
It is then imperative that we offer the vibration of belief and faith to support our Plan A
Perseverance and hard work then carry us through the often-tumultuous journey of resistance toward fulfilling our Plan A
After doing everything humanly possible to accomplish our goal, we must surrender our dream and trust in a higher power to realize our Plan A
Plan A simply asks the question, “Does my life reflect who I was called to be?” from an interior and exterior point of reference. Am I offering my very best person to the world, to my area of work, and—most importantly—to myself? There is an unexplainable feeling that you will experience by submitting to the energy that the Universe offers. Perfection is not required in order to live a life powered by Plan A. The only requirement of Plan A is complete trust in an unfamiliar route you may never have traveled before, but wholly believe in. After discovering your Plan A, life will appear to start again. New senses will arise and different states of being will exist. You will look back at your old life and wonder, “Who in the world was that?”
Unbeknownst to us, Plan A has always been working in our lives, but has required us to recognize its call, understand its meaning, and make peace with the gift that is bestowed to each of us. Understanding our Plan As might come to us through unconventional mediums, as you will discover through my experience. However, sometimes the key that unlocks a world of difference and meaning could literally be right in front of us, but goes without acknowledgment. There are no coincidences in life, and as soon as we acknowledge this understanding, the more alert our senses will become and the more we will take advantage of being present in the moment. The call of Plan A would be easier for us to recognize and obtain if we give ourselves permission to slow down and take each second, minute, and hour as a precious gift. Our lives will become more defined and we will no longer dance in the waves of life by ourselves; we will receive a partner who will confidently take our hand—leading and guiding, until it’s our turn to make the next move.
Responding to our Plan As is the greatest gift of gratitude we could give to God, the Universe for giving us life and unique special talents. Not acting upon our individual modes of purpose inevitably robs the world of the natural progression towards a balanced level of enlightenment, peace, and collective harmony.
Klay S. Williams is the author of There Is Only Plan A—A Journey Toward Self-Discovery and Renewed Purpose, and co-owner of Harrison Williams, a lifestyle consulting firm based in New York City (www.harrisonwilliams.com). Klay conducts personal client sessions, workshops, seminars and lectures nationally. Through his leadership and unique philosophy of “There Is Only Plan A,” Klay has unlocked a singular powerhouse where individuals can learn how to live their complete and best life. Read more about Klay’s book at:
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