John Lennon said ” Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” To me it does not mean to skip plans entirely, just that we need to enjoy life too.
“Opportunity favors the prepared mind” is the tag line for BlackRock, an investment company. It is also a great way of thinking, being prepared and having alternatives at hand makes life easier. The more we consider our options, the more open we are to see and grab opportunities when they turn up.
This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.