I really love this quote by Winston Churchill: "Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential."
I think over the last 6 weeks of my sailing project, I have gained a deeper understanding of this quote. To some degree this project is teaching me life lessons, that I would not have chosen. I love to plan and think things through and research things as well putting it into action. What challenges me though is, when my plan needs adaption.
The last weeks have made me realize that for such a project like this, I have to be flexible. Additionally I need to be able to let go of goals I had set beforehand, because circumstances when planning, where not how reality turned out or were incomplete or even incorrect.
This letting go, I notice is very hard for me to do, but I try to rather live in the moment and enjoy what the present has to offer.
Also since I like planning, when multiple things need adaption, I tend to plan alternatives in my head. This is good to some degree, but especially now with motor, sail, crew problems occurring, I really had to stop.
I told myself: "Solve one thing and then the next, stay more in the present!"
Somehow I think this attitude towards solving / planning is a lot healthier than having your mind run wild ahead.
I'm thankful this journey is teaching me this, even if it is a bit scary too.