The ultimate form of preparation is not planning for a specific scenario, but a mindset that can handle uncertainty.

These wise words by James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits,” are particularly noteworthy for COREageous founders. To be prepared for uncertainty is good advice for us all, but for those who battle uncertainty on many levels the right mindset produces better outcomes.

Moving tasks from your to –do lists to your planner can be riddled with uncertainty. Be prepared to adjust to these uncertainties as you plan. These may include:

  • Good intentions vs. realistic commitments
  • Having a prioritization criterion that expedites decision-making
  • Consideration of context – how can our plans take into account people and circumstances around us
  • Having exit strategies from stress
  • Knowing that you may need to shift course if Plan A, B or C  fails.

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