I find myself thinking way to much into tomorrow. Which eventually leads into thinking much too far ahead. Don’t get me wrong, of course, we have to plan. But I think the key differences there is between the words thinking vs. planning.
1. a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.
2. an intention or decision about what one is going to do.
1. decide on and arrange in advance.
2. design or make a plan of (something to be made or built).
1. have a particular opinion, belief, or idea about someone or something.
2. direct one’s mind toward someone or something; use one’s mind actively to form connected ideas.
1. an act of thinking.
Thank you Google for the definitions to help me continue on with this blog post. 😉 Gotta give credit where it’s due, right guys. lol.
Carrying on… I believe two of those, one from each word definitions stand out to me. Plan, an intention or decision about what one is going to do. Think, direct one’s mind toward someone or something. Both kind of hand in hand right? However, I think when you mix the two together, there is a possibility to get caught up and cause oneself to become disappointed that things don’t go our way. Exactly what I tend to do.
I need to realize that when I plan something, I know that is something I have some sort of control over in the future. It can change, undergo modifications, or even be canceled. Although, in the end, it is something that I can do and accomplish or have happen. Where as, when I am thinking of the future, I can get extremely fixated in what my mind directs it towards thinking of. When in reality, as much as I want to get fixated over thinking so far ahead, they are thoughts. Thoughts get so hazy because we mix so many factors, pieces, or all in all pointless thoughts … that in the end… WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER.
As I type this, it should be easy to understand right? Should be something that I say, “Hey, you, stop and work towards no longer doing it…” In reality, I will probably get off of here and let my mind wander in thought. I guess, I just try to figure ways that would prevent me from doing that even just a tiny bit. Because I have, in my history of thought, caused some plans, which could have been accomplished; completely fail. Will I ever learn my lesson to not get lost in thought? Not let my thoughts turn into the multiple end results I try to formulate in my mind? Learn to accept that tomorrow will still be there and so will the next day? Eh, who knows. Just praying that I avoid allowing my thoughts win over my plans.
Cheers Nömsters, thank you for reading.