Recently three things set me thinking.
So here is what I was thinking. The reality is; we will all face problems at some point in both our personal and professional lives (“Into each life some rain must fall” Longfellow). It is how we deal with those problems that will ultimately define what sort of life we live. The really interesting thing is that most of the problems that may befall us are predictable. Births, deaths, marriages, ill health, moving home etc.
We are not alone and we are not unusual. We only have to look around and learn from other people’s lives. If we raise our awareness of what’s going on around us it will help us plan for all eventualities (good and bad). Another NFL great Bill Walsh talks about expecting defeats, relentlessly and intelligently seeking solutions and always creating ‘contingency’ plans.
What does this all mean to you?
This type of planning is covered in our Money and Life pages. It is amazing how having control of your finances will help most problems while practicing how to stay positive is best done when there is no ‘rain’ to trouble you.
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