Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Are You A Planner or Improviser?

God made each person unique.  Each person is different in their own way.  But I have seen time and time again that most are either a planner or an improviser; A planner is one who makes plans, looks ahead and has all kinds of activities planned.  They have a calendar full of great things.  On the other side is one who is am improviser, one who makes few plans, doesn't tend to look ahead and would rather "play things by ear"; as events play out, to get along in a make-shift manner.  Both types have their pros and cons.  Planners tend to look ahead, making sure most things are in place for a plan to be executed, covering all bases.  Yet, planners can plan too much and become inflexible, creating tension with their opposite.  Improvisers take what comes their way and makes use of it.  They don't get caught up in the weeds of planning details.  But improvisers can miss details or not get the most out of an activity due to a lack of planning.  At times they miss out because they didn't plan enough.

As you may already know from experience, improvisers frustrate planners and planners frustrate improvisers due to contrasting ways of doing things.  Planners and improvisers tend to repel each other.

Despite the frustration that comes when these 2 sides crashing into each other, both are needed to make the most of each and every activity.  Activities need planning and they need some improvising too!

Which one are you, a planner or an improviser?  Does your opposite frustrate you?  Do you stand in bewilderment when your opposite doesn't see the wisdom of your strong urge to plan or improvise?  Remember, your way is not always the best way!  Consider others.  They may have an improvement to yourway of doing things!  In doing so, you will find that truthworx!


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