I anticipate my next move, not because I’m ready, on the contrary I’m not always even aware at that time what my next move should be, but I know that if I don’t, what I fail to anticipate may blow up in my face and come back to haunt me.
My mum used to say: ‘time and tide wait for no man’ and she was right. Time or issues don’t wait for us. Unfortunately, when we don’t anticipate our issues, or look at trying to find a resolve on our issues, they have the potential to escalate and bring with them more stress and uncertainty.
Issues and circumstances don’t wait until such a time we’re emotionally ready to deal with them. Waiting on something and not being pro-active, usually leaves us with a fait accompli, not the one we were hoping for that brings about a different conclusion, usually a conclusion we weren’t expecting, wanted or even asked for.
As hard as it is for us to deal with things, it’s even harder when we don’t at least try. If we try to work on the understanding there is always an end in sight, the outcome can be positive as long as we take control. We must at least try to learn to anticipate and act on the things we have to deal with. It gets easier.
This is how I roll and continue to roll. I’ve learned through necessity and that’s often how it starts. I think it a lot less scary in the longer term, although I appreciate it may seem scary at first.