Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
The best-case scenario is seldom the one that happens. It is okay to hope for the best. Some degree of optimism is necessary for trying anything new. Without it, we would not start a business or enter a new relationship.
Even when the best-case scenario comes to pass, it ...
"Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between".
We rarely achieve the ideal. The more complicated a situation, the more people it involves, the more variables and dependencies that exist, the more unlikely it will work out perfectly.
The problem is that while there are many possible outcomes for any given endeavour,
Knowing that the future will not work out exactly as planned, it is better to prepare for a variety of outcomes, including some of the bad ones. Then, when the worst-case scenario happens, we realize it's not all bad, and we can manage if it happens again.
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