Things can get hectic, situations can be tough, sometimes things just may get a little too heated for a person to even contemplate on what is actually happening. When things get too dramatic, hectic, tough, (insert adjective hear), etc.; try to remember this rule and those situations may not be as tough as they once seemed. Always have a Plan B or back-up plan. These can be anything that will help you through those tough situations.
Arguing. Arguing can cause tension and sometimes can lead to worse offenses to both or all parties. Before things get too heated and out of your control, think to yourself what could be said or done that would release some of this tension. The plan B in this situation, rather than arguing and increasing the tension, may be to open your mind, see where the other person is coming from. Try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes as he saying goes.
Consider this, the plan B is usually the one option a person does not think of right away in most cases. Instead of stepping straight into an issue, think of all the possibilities. Yet another saying that fits; think before you speak, tells us that reactions based on emotions, character, and personal affiliation with issues can sometimes cause the biggest problems to become even greater.
In some cases, more than one back-up plan may be necessary. One may go through Plan C, D, E, F, heck maybe even to Z. That’s life! Sometimes if not most of the time, life will not go exactly how you saw it happening. This rule will help you prepare for the improbable or unexpected in life. As for myself, I use the saying, Hope for the best and expect the worse. This prepares me to always be ready for those tough situations and not have them be unexpected, but to always look for the best. This combined with many of the previous and future rules will help one become ready to face whatever is thrown at them. Without these rules and back up plans alone, one can feel lost, walking down an empty road, without any direction in life. Don’t get lost, find yourself and make yourself a better person.
The challenge for this post; take the time to create some plan B’s, C’s, D’s for those situations you face from this point on. Leave your stories, questions, comments, recommendations on how we can improve, or anything you feel we should know in our answer box.
John Elijah, Men’s SWAG