The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Stay Ready

Aug
10

A couple of weeks ago, I was brushing my teeth and humming this little nugget of nostalgia:

Sidenote: This movie is full of life lessons. If you haven’t seen it as an adult, I urge you to do so. You’ll find yourself appreciating it much more now that you’ve experienced life.


Okay, back to the post.

Life comes at you fast. I’ve fallen ill with little to no warning. The minor car repairs suddenly became major. Unexpected bills throw off my entire budget. Getting  caught off guard with no plan of action is beyond frustrating. These unwelcoming surprises taught me an important lesson:

Stay ready.

I loathe surprises, especially ones that involve a hit to my back account. Having some sort t of backup plan on deck keeps me sane. It doesn’t have to be set in stone. Many of my backup plans consist of the classic “If-then” statements. I love options (and theories) so the “If-then” statements work well for me.

Now I’ll be honest with you, no amount of preparation will ever have me 100% ready. Shit happens. I can prepare for A and B, but D comes along and it’s back to brainstorming solutions. Which brings me back to the lesson of this post:

Stay Ready.

What I want you to know is if you stay ready, you'll never have to get ready. Trust me. Click To Tweet

 

 

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