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  • I have a problem with changing plan

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    I have a hard time changing plans, though I've learned it's generally more pleasing if I hide it. It really helps if I have back-up plans in place. If I'm intentional about leaving things open (i.e. plan not to have a plan) I can enjoy being flexible. I just need to know in advance how to arrange my mind and attitude toward things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faith View Post
    I have a hard time changing plans, though I've learned it's generally more pleasing if I hide it. It really helps if I have back-up plans in place. If I'm intentional about leaving things open (i.e. plan not to have a plan) I can enjoy being flexible. I just need to know in advance how to arrange my mind and attitude toward things.
    i can really relate to this. if i have something planned for just myself, especially long-term, i wont mind changing the plan as long as i replace it with another plan that i like just as much or more. it may take a little while to really embrace the new plan, but once i do then its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Actually, I'm fine with changing my own plans.

    The times I find difficult to deal with involve when someone else changes my plans for me.
    That's what I'm like, too....although it only gets annoying if the changed plans actually inconvenience me.

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    If it is a plan that involves only myself...I can adapt with little grumbling. I can be pretty random if I have free time to spend.

    If somone else is involved, if they have proposed a plan and then back out or alter it I get irritated. I like to go from point A to point B,C,D...boooring and rigid, yeah I get it. But if we agreed to something, a time a place...and they're not there when agreed...:steam:

    And I really get perturbed when someone else interrupts my plan and superimposes their plan on top of it. Mostly because I find that I have trouble focusing so once I am "in the zone" I like to make the most of it, after all it took resources to get me to that point. Any distraction just wrecks my train of thought. I am trying to become more flexible.

    Hmmmm... I've really got to stop reading whatever's posts...
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    Actually, I'm fine with changing my own plans.

    The times I find difficult to deal with involve when someone else changes my plans for me.
    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Actually, I'm fine with changing my own plans.

    The times I find difficult to deal with involve when someone else changes my plans for me.
    This is me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedekit View Post
    I have major problems when I have to change a plan, unless of course it is because of circumstances like a hurricane which are understandable.
    hurricanes or understandable!! "not in a literal way but more along the lines of oh hey look its a hurican thats threating all these people. heh. its understandable " Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    hurricanes or understandable!! "not in a literal way but more along the lines of oh hey look its a hurican thats threating all these people. heh. its understandable " Nice.
    Sorry... Let me rearrange my sentence.

    I have major problems when I have to change a plan, unless of course it is because of circumstances which are understandable, like a hurricane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra View Post
    Are you fundamentally flexible and feel relaxed about changing plan or not doing something you set yourself to do, or do you have a hard time accepting that you have not fulfilled a goal you've set out for yourself?

    Personally, although I'm Judging, if I understand the reasons for changing plans, I'm happy. For example, if I want to go for a run, and yet I wake up and feel ill, I won't run. It might annoy me a bit at first, but I can take it. I'm good at creating contingency plans.
    Well, it depends, much like you said. I don't like it if I was counting on something, and now several other things dependent on it are going to be thrown into reevaluation. If it's just something minor that doesn't mess up my larger plan, I'm much more flexible about it.

    I still make changes in plans if a reason comes up, but I'm reluctant to do so unless the energy it takes to change the plan is meaningfully less than the energy needed to push through with it.

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    Sometimes I'm personally invested in a plan, and then I can be very stubborn about someone wanting me to change it.
    I even have trouble seeing options if I'm the one who wants to change it!

    When I was younger, I was not flexible, and even now if I'm stressed out or over-burdened, I don't adjust well to a change in the plan, mostly because I have my steps all planned out and I'm in auto-pilot.

    Being married to an ISTP for 25 years has taught me that being flexible has its place, and change is not necessarily going to cause the failure of the plan.

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