“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
― Mike Tyson
What do you do when things don’t go according to plan? And remember: Things are not going to go according to plan. So what do you do?
Sure, you need to adapt to the situation. But winging it isn’t a winning strategy.
No, you can’t account for every possible risk. But you should probably be ready for the most likely or highest impact contingencies.
Expand your plan so you’re planning for problems. When something goes wrong, you should already be prepared for dealing with it. Be ready with solutions to likely problems. Avoid high-impact issues when possible. Know how to find answers when you need them.