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From accidents to delayed airlines, to corporate cutbacks, and down right nasty people, you will without a doubt encounter things throughout your life that you cannot control. You can try to be prepared for the worst case scenarios but lets face it, you are not a psychic and you don’t want to live your life in fear.

You can have a plan B ready but sometimes even that wont work. its ok to pause at those moments and take it all in. I call this the time to re-evaluate the situation. But don’t get stuck doing that for too long, because no matter what, you aren’t going to turn back time and undo what was done. Sometimes there are certain times when you can take steps to rectify what has happened. Bu that will most likely take action on your part.

Other times there will be no one to turn to who has any power to affect what has happened. What’s done will be done, and it will stay done. Its t those times, you need to regroup, and get moving. Think of any sports team dwelling on a bad call, a bad play, an injury. They don’t have the luxury to dwell on it. regroup and move on to the next play. Sometimes you will have more time than others. But other times your actions will need to be immediate.

Action is your friend. Even if it leads to failure, it will allow you to get that out of the way so you can move on to succeeding. Inaction does nothing for you. It allows things to happen to you. Calculated action is better than blind action. But blind action is better than “Analysis Paralysis.”

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“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

– Dale Carnegie

“Work the problem”

Stop dwelling on what got you there and the “if I would have…” Assess the situation, and work with what you have.

You have the rest of eternity to criticize yourself. But only the act of you doing something will move you forward.

“Fail fast and move on.. Everything, failure or success, is a lesson. But each requires action to begin.”