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The best-case scenario

The best-case scenario

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 rarely unfolds according to plan. Unforeseen problems may appear due to lack of information. Or our ideas may take much longer to implement.

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"Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between".

MAYA ANGELOU

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Prepare for a variety of outcomes

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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Why we don't achieve the best-case outcome

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,

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Why we don't achieve the best-case outcome

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,

The three-point estimation

It forces you to confront your possible optimism by asking you to identify 3 different pieces of data:

  1. A best-case scenario estimate
  2. A worst-case scenario estimate
  3. A most likely scenario estimate

Once you have your 3 numbers, c...

The Empath:

The Empath:

Then are the people who tend to involve more emotional validation. The type of people who just want a hug, and to be told "it's going to be okay".

When they encounter someone going through a hard time, they sit them down and hold their hand, and tell them meaningful words of encouragement. ...

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