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摘要: Should people focus more on realistic plans or challenging plans ?   The issue of whether people should design realistic plan...

Should people focus more on realistic plans or challenging plans ?

 

The issue of whether people should design realistic plans or challenging plans has long been in limelight. It is plausible, as many people argue, that a challenging plan may be more desirable because ambition makes people motivated. However, I see things differently.

Admittedly, an ambitious goal, if achieved, will bring about many benefits. At least, it promotes pride among people and makes people feel optimistic about their future. Take the Apollo Project for example. It is hard to imagine the difficulty that American government faced in trying to send humans onto the moon in the 1960s when the calculation ability of computers was limited. As a result, the fulfillment of such a challenging plan becomes a milestone in American history because it not only makes American people become unprecedentedly proud of their own country but also helps to testify the superiority of US social system to that of its archenemy: the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, the achievement of  challenging plans is subjected  to many factors and I am still more inclined to argue that compared with challenging plans, realistic plans are more suitable in most cases.[anti-both]

Firstly, the attainability of realistic plans makes it more likely to guarantee confidence. Generally speaking, the odds of failure in carrying out challenging plans are much higher and people tend to feel increasingly frustrated once they flounder in those goals apparently beyond their scopes. For instance, my cousin was very poor in math when he was in junior middle school. Therefore, he made himself a plan which stipulated that he was to get the highest score in math test among his peers in 3 months. It turned out his score did not change very much even though he tried his best. For him, such a result became a major blow to his confidence as it was too far away from what he had expected. Thus he virtually gave up studying math and he labeled himself a “math idiot”. If my cousin had been realistic about his situation and made realistic plans in his study, his diffidence would have been avoided.

Another equally discouraging point about challenging plan is that it often ignores the confinement of many important factors such as the availability of time, money or technology. If an individual, say, someone from an underprivileged family is always boasting his or her plan of traveling around the world, such a plan becomes meaningless. If a nation carries an out-of-touch plan stubbornly, such a plan may even leads to disasters. In the 1960s, Chinese government felt it so urgent to catch up with the rest of the world that it planned the notorious “Great Leap forward” movement which required its citizens to be fully devoted to steel production in order to overwhelm UK in 5 years and US in 10 years. Such a crazy plan ignored the conditions China was subjected to in 1960s and led to a big famine in which 10 million people died. Thus, to avoid such catastrophe, one needs to be really scrupulous in making plans.

I concede that a challenging plan may seem alluring but because of its ostensible drawbacks, I still recommend a practical one.

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  1. 小Ss给自己倒计时
    2012-04-22 20:57:59 沙发

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