Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Expect the unexpected!

I always believe that a person should always be ready for anything and everything in life! Because you never know where life will take you the very next moment. One should never relax in life thinking that everything will go on well for the whole life!

That’s the biggest mistake some of us commit! We simply create a comfort zone around us thinking that now nothing is going to disturb us and we can sit and relax forever! And when suddenly something comes up, we get panicked as we had not prepared ourselves for that situation! We get in a shock and then eventually, everything goes for a toss including our mental peace…

So, better is to enjoy every moment of life. In good phases, enjoy the success but also, take out sometime to get yourself prepared for the worst because everything works in a cycle i.e. after good phase, its bad phase which is going to strike you! (And off course vice versa) And if you are not prepared, you will definitely not be able to face it and then will fall in the clutches of tensions and stress!

There is a theory called Black Swan. It is actually a large-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare event beyond the realm of normal expectations.  An event often referred to as a "black swan" is the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The term black swan comes from the ancient Western conception that all swans were white in color. In that context, a black swan was a metaphor for something that could not exist. The 17th Century discovery of black swans in Australia metamorphosed the term to connote that the perceived impossibility can actually turn into a possibility anytime!

So, you can apply this theory in your life as well. Expect the unexpected…

Imagine yourself being a goat, living in a spacious place and being fed each and every day.
Not knowing about the most common fate of goats being breed by humans, you can’t do anything else than believe that everyone in your surroundings is interested in your well being. Then suddenly one day you get no food and are taken out of your place and sent to the butcher. What will happen when this highly unexpected thing will happen? Your accumulated positive experiences will suddenly get swapped with one single negative experience of a disparity and unexpected nature and everything will appear vague!

Guess there is no need to mention the conventional example of the ant and the grasshopper story. I am sure we all would have heard the story at one or the other point of time in our lives

So, before any such situation strike you, make yourself prepare well in advance that anything can happen any moment and yes, never ever take good phase in life for granted!

Keep smilingJ

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