When Plan A is Out of Reach

Take advantage of plan B’s life lessons.

Charlotte Allison, M.A.


When plan A clashes with reality.

Wouldn’t you love to be doing what you want all the time? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could devote all your time and energy to doing only the things you love?

When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves. — Shakti Gawain

Plan A is the ideal of everything you want to have, be, and do. With plan A you picture yourself with the perfect partner, you live in the house of your dreams, you own the car you want, you have all the material possessions you want, you have the career of your dreams, and so on.

Everybody has their own version of plan A. Plan A is a life you would love to be living. But plan B always seems to be holding you back. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could live plan A without having to depend on plan B?

But the reality is most of us need a survival job to get by. This is our plan B. Our survival job is our B job. We are only using plan B until we can reach plan A.

For the most part, we look down upon plan B. We think we shouldn’t have to live plan B when plan A is our dream. Why do I have to do this?, you might ask yourself. It takes so much of your energy and time. And sometimes leaves you too tired to do the things you love. If only you didn’t have to live plan B, you could just do what you want to do.

The hidden gems in plan B.

But what if it was necessary for us to experience plan B before we can reach plan A? What if plan B were part of our spiritual path? What if there were things we needed to learn along the way that only plan B could teach us?

Although plan B might seem as far from where you want to be as possible, maybe there is something you need to learn from it before you can move on to plan A. We all come here with soul lessons that need to be learned before we can move on.

Maybe we can only learn the lessons we need to learn with plan B. Plan B might have much to teach us. Even though you might hate the plan B survival job, it might have lessons in it that you could not learn elsewhere.



Charlotte Allison, M.A.

Master of Arts degree in spiritual psychology. Writing is a tool for healing. When you heal your self, you help to heal the planet as well.