One of the most common mistakes most people make when trying to do something is not preparing for the worst thing that could happen.
This leaves them in a position where they could easily get discouraged should they encounter difficulties hitherto unprepared for.
It is wise for you to always prepare for the worst possible thing that could happen before
you go into anything.
Before you decide to do anything, sit down and give serious thought to it. Think of the worst things that could happen and make sure you're prepared for all possible outcomes.
When you're prepared for the worst, you have a very strong drive. You cannot be taken by surprise because you have planned for anything that could happen.
Preparing for the worst means you must have a keen eye for details and not take anything for granted. Don't put anything in the hands of chance, luck or hope. Expect and prepare for everything.
How long you excel in any field of endeavor largely depends on how well you can handle failure.
Failures must be seen as stepping stones to success and not a hindrance.
Failure should be unable to stop you from pursuing your goals once you are thoroughly prepared for it. The importance of preparing for the worst is crucial to lasting success.
It's easy to live on motivation and hoping for only good outcomes, but you must understand that just as there are good outcomes, there are also bad outcomes.
If you only expect the good outcomes, you will be attached to them and easily overlook other possible outcomes.
That's why people get easily depressed and discouraged when they encounter failures. It's so painful and it hurts badly because you never thought it could happen.
The only way you can escape these common effects of failure is when you learn to put everything into consideration. Then, it will be a win-win situation for you.
Should a good outcome show up, great! Should failure arise, great, you'll be able to handle it because you're prepared.
This is what we all want. We cannot put ourselves in an unpredictable and unfavourable position by only expecting favourable outcomes.
Prepare for both and don't take anything for granted. Always imbibing this attitude in everything we do will greatly improve our productivity and attitude to our work.
Don't forget, pause and think deeply about all outcomes then prepare for them.
Preparing for the worst possible thing that could happen gives you an edge in whatever you do.