Bad things happen. I cannot control what happens, but I can control how I deal with events. You cannot choose what happens, but you can choose how you react. I read a book recently about the cancer wing at a children’s hospital. The book told how the kids choose to laugh and be positive in the face of a terrible ordeal. The author realized that resilient people choose to stay positive and look upon things with some measure of humor – seeing the positive is hard, but it helps.
This is the key to resilience. knowing how to deal with problems. I admit I still have some work to do in this area. I’m great at handling work issues and big problems, but sometimes the weight of the small home problems get to me more than they should.
When that happens I try to go back to what is important right now and block out what I can’t deal with and focus on what I can – one can at a time until all the problems are dealt with.
Control Your Emotions
These precepts are my creed, and having prepper precepts guides me when I face tough choices. A wise man once told me that when facing a moral problem, the right choice is usually the action you don’t want to take.
I am not a pollyanna person that is wishy washy or blindly follows rules, heck I have a little rebellious streak and love to know the WHY of rules, but I do respect and understand the need for law and know how vital it is for a society to have a moral code.
By knowing what I believe in you can know how I will act. This is very important in times of stress. If you don’t want to read these precepts one by one, the completed list can be found here: Completed 27 Prepper Precepts.