According to the Oxford dictionary, a plan is “a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something” or “an intention or decision about what one is going to do.” When everything is going well and we’re sailing along with no worries, planning can feel unnecessarily burdensome or like a waste of time which could be better spent enjoying life. In the midst of busy and full lives, it can be hard to slow down enough to think strategically about the future.
Here at Family Estate Planning Law Group, we believe in planning. It’s in our name, and it’s in our DNA. We can learn a lot, and we can know a lot, but we will never know the future or be able to predict what is coming next. As we all know and have experienced, life has a way of throwing unexpected things at us. Just when we think we have a concrete five-year plan, something changes; when we feel like we are in a certain spot, something shifts. That’s where a plan comes in. It is “an intention or decision about what one is going to do.” It means taking the time to be intentional about how we will deal with the unexpected, so when it happens, we know what we’re going to do.