Monday, April 4, 2016

How to prepare for major life changes

Summitting Island Peak By Mountaineer

Mountain climbing is a sport that requires not only physical preparation, but careful forethought and resilience as well. Getting appropriate gear is essential. Once on the mountain, every step needs to be negotiated carefully and crossing big boulders, hiatuses must occur in one jump, in the first try, because an unsuccessful attempt can be fatal. In addition, unsuccessful attempts tires the climber physically and mentally, dramatically increasing the chances of failure in subsequent attempts. This rule and pattern is also true for life, where big changes are difficult to execute and can be excruciating to adjust. Even positive events, such as carrier opportunities can throw an unprepared person off guard. Attempting to execute major transformations without proper preparation can force a person to fall back to where they have started, often saddled with remorse, skeptical environment and emotional turmoil, leading to an eventual resignation. Careful preparation, and forethought increase the chances of success and gives patience to wait for the right time to carry them out. Preparation includes, but not limited to, saving up money, mental or physical training or learning about the details of the planned change. When a person prepares diligently, changes become manageable and almost an automatic process. Without such preparation changes are fraught with dangers.

What are the steps of careful preparation? In the physical world it is inherently understood that movement in a straight line is almost never possible, for example it is necessary to slow down when taking a U turn. The abstract mental sphere can be considered an analogue of a physical landscape, so moving toward goals without consideration of circumstances is rarely prudent. Although in the mental world there are no signposts, the challenges are fairly similar the physical world. By pushing forcefully toward one objective is tiring and rarely leads to productive outcome. The best way to progress is to take advantage the openings offered by life's events. The short cut to success lies in suitable opportunities. There might be blind alleys, or dead ends, but a well prepared traveler is patient to wait for the best weather conditions and choose safe paths. When anticipating major life changes, only careful preparation ensures success.

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