Usually when something really bad happens, it’s the result of multiple things going wrong at the same time. A chain of unfortunate events. For example, when things go wrong on Everest and people die, it’s usually the result of multiple mistakes, issues or errors of judgement compounding on each other. It almost always has to be this way, because we’re pretty good at identifying single point of failure issues, then doing something to prevent them from happening. The takeaway then, is that when something seemingly small happens, take extra care to get yourself grounded and back on track. Even though it might seem small, give it the needed attention to bring your world back into focus and control. Avoid doing things you wouldn’t normally do to accommodate that original, small issue. If you can ground yourself again, you can stop the chain of events, get yourself back on track, and avoid having those issues compound.
Published by Cam Robert
Cam spent years advising Fortune 500 CEOs on business strategy, worked in Private Equity buying and selling technology companies, lost a small fortune in the 2008 financial crisis, and eventually jumped into the tech game as an operator, just in time to catch the latest wave of innovation and speculative fervor. He writes about this journey and other perspectives on life at www.ramenretirement.com. View all posts by Cam Robert