Plan for Contingencies
In business and in our personal lives, there are always possible disasters waiting around the corner. You can’t control whether or not disaster will strike; you can only control whether or not you’re prepared for it. When disaster does strike, the individuals prepared for it always seem luckier than those who aren’t prepared. However, this isn’t a product of luck; it’s a product of preparation. You can, therefore, increase your relative luckiness simply by preparing for contingencies. Always think about the worst-case scenario, consider the possible disasters that could sneak up on you, and have a plan in place for each of them. If disaster never comes, consider yourself lucky. If disaster does strike, you’ll be lucky to have been prepared.