The Scouts got it right a long time ago when they enlisted the motto, “Be Prepared.” By being prepared, your body, mind and spirit are always in a perpetual state of readiness. Now that does not mean that you need to be so worked up and anxious worrying about something horrific waiting at every bend – it simply means that you have the mindset to be ready and willing to take charge of a situation by creating alternative choices for yourself. Being prepared also means that you are ready to face any challenge by understanding what it is you need to do and how to do it.

A prime example of “being prepared” was demonstrated perfectly in the Miracle on the Hudson in 2009. 155 passengers all survived what could have been a fatal crash landing on the Hudson River; but the calm Captain “Sully” Sullenberger was mentally and physically prepared to do what it took to save life and limb. Sullenberger was later quoted as saying,” One way of looking at this might be that, for 42 years, I’ve been making small regular deposits in this bank of experience: education and training. And on January 15, the balance was sufficient so that I could make a very large withdrawal.” Do you have a sufficient balance of experience, education and training from which to extract should the time arrive?

Of course the vast majority of us will never be involved in such a near-calamity as that as the good Captain Sully, but we may have other life circumstances creep up on us unawares. No future is written in stone and that is why it is vital to your health and wellbeing to be prepared for whatever roadblock or difficulty arises. Think of it in a more simplistic way: If you are in the process of entering into a legally-binding contract, do you dot your “i’s” and cross your “t’s”? What I mean by that is are you making certain that no stone is being left unturned? Are you reading, re-reading and understanding the fine print?
When you invest your time in a new work project, are you conducting a pre-mortem? What’s that, you ask? A “pre-mortem” is a checklist of all the things that could go wrong during and after final production. So if you are a manufacturer and you have engineered a new type of vacuum cleaner, did you take into account all the components and how they could interact with other materials? How about trustworthiness? Is your new product going to be reliable and do everything as promised? The same holds true for matters of health, heart, home and relationships in general.
I do not want you to start beating yourself up and thinking that you need to worry about every single detail, but it is important to focus on the big picture and what missing details may be critical to your overall success. For instance, if you were going to participate in a marathon, would you go without training for months and eat all the foods that are wrong for your body? Absolutely not. Of course you know better than that. You have to be prepared both mentally and physically to be in the right state of mind and shape to take part in such an event.

How does being prepared affect love? Oh yes, that’s a good question! When opportunity presents itself, are you ready to effectively communicate with a potential significant other or are you going to rely on old and outdated pickup lines? Be prepared. Be prepared.

In the end, you do not have to be Captain Sully – all you must be is yourself and understand that life happens. We all experience our equal shares of ups and downs. It is in your life choices and life-preserving measures, however, which will ultimately be the decisive factors as to whether you fail or succeed.

Until we speak again, I am
Joan Mare, your Intuition Girl

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By Joan Marie the Gift, Intuition Girl

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