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Anyone who has ever either been a Boy Scout or known a Boy Scout if very familiar with the organization’s main logo – Always Be Prepared. It’s engrained into the very fabric of the Scouting program and is a part of our culture.
But is it part of our daily routine? Is it part of any routine?
We’d like to think that we’ve taken some time to think about all the things we need, but the problem is that when we do this we’re usually only preparing for the things that we know could come up in a given situation. Those are the easy things to prepare for. But it doesn’t mean that we’re actually prepared.
Being truly prepared means to be prepared for the things you might not know about. Remember, it’s not what you know, it’s what you don’t know that can do the most damage.
Now, I can’t tell you all the things you don’t know because a great percent of “what you don’t know” is stuff you don’t even know you don’t know. Wow, that’s a mouthful. But it’s very true. There are something things you don’t know, and you know that you don’t know them. But for everyone of those, there are a great deal of things you don’t even know what you don’t know them.
So how do you fix something like that? I really wish I had the magic wand for that one and could just give you a simple solution that will solve all of this, but that wand doesn’t exist. But there are some things you can do.
One of the best ways to prepare is through education. Remember how I just mentioned that most of what you don’t know is stuff you don’t know (How could you forget)? This is how you cut that down a bit. But researching on a topic you’ll find out a lot of the things you didn’t know you didn’t know. Making smart decisions is always better than just making decisions.
Next you have to make sure that you’re asking the right questions. Now that you’re looking into things you’ve likely started to formulate some questions. Ask them and stay with it until you find the answers.
Once you’ve started chipping away at the problem with your questions and research you’ll be better prepared to prepare. It’s like when you’re going to go on vacation. You check the weather for that area and time so that you know if you need to pack a coat.
So take a look at the things in your life. Start asking yourself what you may not know about something in your home, with your car, your company, with your retirement, etc. Form your questions and then go out and find the answers. I think you’ll be surprised about the things you’ll learn.
And then, once you have more answers, prepare yourself to face what they are telling you. But keep in mind, if there is a change in life coming because of what you find (and there usually is), please be sure to research the new end result before you make the jump to it. It won’t do you any good to change from one bad thing only to find that you weren’t prepared for the next step
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