Contemplating Depressing Scenarios

Lets be honest, life can be pretty cruel. But that’s the beauty of it, it doesn’t have to be. I’m always intrigued by how other people deal with challenges and rough moments in their life especially when they come in a series of events back-to-back-to-back-to-back…

Today, more people lost their job than I can count with both hands. I didn’t know them all, I don’t know why it had to be them and not others or even me. What I do know is that every single one of them will react differently to the situation. I play different scenarios in my head of how each of them will deal with their new state of unemployment and that’s where my continual growth happens. I don’t have to be fired to start thinking about what I would do. Learning from other people’s experiences is one of the key ways of ensuring my path to success. Visualization of success doesn’t just mean thinking about situations that color the fun and exciting steps in getting there. Visualization of success also means thinking about those tough scenarios that may actually come to life, but most importantly, MY life.

Unfortunately for most people, it is this kind of thinking that depresses them. Better to be temporarily depressed but subconsciously generate a solid “plan B” or “plan C” if you ever need it, then to get caught off guard and not know what to do. I can only hope that these former co-workers have a solid plan B. Never put all your eggs in one basket unless it’s Easter and you’re out collecting them with your kids.



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