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Are you prepared for the worst?

Are you prepared for the worst?

“Rehearse them in your mind: exile, torture, war, shipwreck. All the terms of our human lot should be before our eyes.

– Seneca

Bad things happen.

They have and they will continue to happen.

That’s life.

But things could always get worse…

A lot worse.

Yet when things get bad, people tend to look forward, and imagine life getting good, they say I can’t wait for all this to be over.

But what if its never over, or at least not anytime soon.

Then what are you going to do,

Because in my experience positive thinking sets us up for defeat.

We look forward and we hope, and then all of a sudden we are hit with another deviating blow.

But what would happen if we had predicted that blow,
Not with positive thinking but with negative thoughts instead.

Thinking of how things can get worse, how you won’t recover…

In a strange way this is kind of positive thinking, after all when you have predicted the worst… the worst that can happen is what you are expecting and its not devastating if you are already waiting…

Anything else is a bonus.

Prepare for the worst, if you want the best.

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Remember, Today Is The Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday

If your anything like me or like I used to be you can’t help but worry about what’s coming tomorrow…

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(Tomorrow being an example of a scenario in the near future that you can’t avoid)

You worry so much about that certain scenario, It’s all you think about all day every day, It consumes you.

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Make Your Own Good Fortune..

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I used to be stuck in that ‘There just lucky’ Mindset,
I remember the personal training days, When I would sit or stand at the top of the stairs
Waiting for people to approach me, They rarely if ever did..
(* The only time I actually got ‘Lucky’ standing at the top of the stairs was when my girlfriend at the time walked in and I was the 1st person she saw and approached for PT)

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Strive For Meaning..

‘What Man Actually Needs is not a Tensionless State but rather the Striving and Struggling for some Goal Worthy of Him’
 Viktor Frankl
I’ll never forget the time I got sacked right after my Nans funeral, I don’t think there will ever be a time that will be worse than that and if there is I certainly will not be looking forward to it..

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