We all need we need to “be prepared”. But what does that mean? Where do we start? There’s so much information out there and the image of hunkering down in a bunker, fending off zombies is overwhelming. But the real problems are real and WILL happen to all of us.
We know we need to do something, but we’re not sure what, and there’s just so much other stuff to do in day-to-day living we never get around to that something that could save our lives and the lives of the people we love.
80% of Americans live in a county that has been hit by a weather related disaster since 2007
60% of people have not practiced or prepared for what to do in an emergency
55% of people think they can rely on the “authorities” to rescue them
53% of people do not have a three day supply of water
52% of families do not have an emergency rally point (ERP)
48% of people have no emergency supplies
44% of people have no first aid kit
42% of people do not know the phone numbers of immediate family members
In the Green Berets, the most important thing that made us elite was our planning. We not only thoroughly planned our missions, we also prepared for all the possible things we could imagine going wrong.
You prepare for 3 reasons:
To avoid the emergency.
To have a plan, equipment, training etc. in place in case the emergency strikes.
To give you peace of mind in day-to-day living so you don’t constantly have to worry about potential emergencies because you are prepared for them. This allows you to experience a higher quality of life.
Procrastination comes from the Latin: pro= forward; crastinus=belonging to tomorrow. Which is a bit redundant, but you get the point. When we procrastinate we stay in a constant state of worry, knowing there’s something that needs to be done, but hasn’t been.
My latest book, The Procrastinator’s Survival Guide was written with you in mind. To show you how to start small and build. It has a number of tasks in it that build your preparation.
By ticking off these tasks, your peace of mind will expand.