PLAN YOUR COUNTERATTACK
Choose a single course of
action that has the highest probability of achieving your
objective. Your planning requires great attention to detail.
You must have a primary plan of attack with alternatives
available in case unanticipated problems arise. The plan must
be on a scale consistent with available resources and the
objective must be within the realm of possibility.
When I first started driving
off road in the Arabian Desert, I felt lost, even when I had a
GPS that told me my exact latitude and longitude. Although I
always knew my location, the real problem was I didnít know what
I was doing. I didnít know if I was getting into trouble, and
if I was in trouble, I wasnít sure what I needed to do to get
After driving more than
one-hundred thousand kilometers in the deserts of Arabia and
Australia, I no longer worry about where I am, because my exact
latitude and longitude usually arenít that important. What is
important is that I have enough fuel, water, and spare parts to
deal with any contingencies that happen.
When I traveled into the Empty
Quarter of southern Arabia, I rarely looked at my GPS because I
wasnít worried about my exact position. What I looked at was my
fuel gauge, and I made sure I had more than enough fuel to make
my exit from the deep desert. We always carried thirty percent
more fuel than we felt we needed so we never ran out of gas.
Before going into deep desert,
I always had an exit strategy that kept me out of trouble. That
strategy is called ďnavigating to a lineĒ; in this case it meant
navigating to an asphalt road or large desert track that I could
People who navigate to a point
frequently get into trouble, because if they miss that point,
they are lost. People who navigate to a line are rarely lost,
because they can hit the line anywhere along its path, and they
are home free.
Whenever I went into the
desert, it really didnít matter where I went, and my exact
latitude and longitude werenít that critical. The important
thing was I had a line I could aim for when I was coming out of
the desert. Although I may not have known exactly where I was,
I knew exactly which direction I had to turn to get back home.
My definition of being lost didnít have anything to do with my
location; it meant that I didnít have the resources necessary to
you are driving in the desert or navigating through a wasteland
of personal adversity, you must have a plan that will take you
where you want to go. If you understand your problem, there is
an excellent chance you can construct a plan that will take you
to your destination with your objectives intact.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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