I anticipate my next move, not because I’m ready, but I know that if I don’t, what I fail to anticipate may blow up in my face.
Mum used to say: ‘time and tide wait for no man’ and she was right. Time or issues don’t wait for us. When we don’t anticipate; 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 we’re emotionally or mentally ready to deal with them. And waiting on something and not being pro-active, will usually leave us with a fait accompli, not a fait accompli we were hoping for, but one 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 becomes even harder when we don’t at least try. If we try to work on our understanding there will always be an end in sight; the outcome can be positive as long as we take control. If we try to learn to anticipate and act on the things we have to deal with, things will get easier.
This is how I roll and continue to roll. I have learned through necessity and that’s often how it starts. I think it is a lot less scary in the longer term, although I appreciate it may seem scary at first.