By Ken Jorgustin
Check out these seven priorities to being highly effective in what you do while adapting to change and while taking advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
Survival preparedness is marginally to do with supplies and preps, while true survival and preparedness has much to do with one’s ability to adapt to change.
1. BE PROACTIVE
Your life doesn’t just “happen.” Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by YOU. You choose. You make choices in EVERY new situation.
Take responsibility for your life. Don’t blame anything or anyone else. Period. External forces create new situations, and it is up to you to make a corresponding decision or choice of action (or not).
Instead of being reactive to things out of your control, be proactive with things that are in your control.
2. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
Use your imagination. Envision the end goal. Just as a building follows a blueprint, your physical creation will follow your mental creation. You’re doing it twice. First in your mind, then you’re making it happen.
You must visualize the end result, and the steps to get there. Without knowing where you want to end up, you will never quite get there…
3. PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
Focus on your highest priorities. Don’t overextend yourself. It’s alright to say NO, and focus on your priorities.
This is life management (as well as time management) – your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. Focus on YOU.
4. THINK WIN-WIN
Win-win sees life as cooperation; a frame of mind that seeks mutual benefits in interactions rather than a winner/loser. Both parties get to eat a piece of the pie.
Don’t think in terms of “either/or”, think in terms of what works for both parties.
Note: This philosophy may not hold water in some areas (sports, contests, competition, battle, etc.) but it is of value when it comes to business, relationships, bargaining, bartering, society, civilization, etc.