If a storm comes down from the mountain, are you prepared?
Anything in life can be thrown at us at any time. Some friends and I were hiking up what we call 14’ers in Colorado, which is a 14,000-foot mountain. And we start early in the morning, and we start early in the morning to prevent the storm from actually occurring, and getting hit by lightning. Because you know what? Nobody wants to get hit by lightning. So we started our journey hiking up the mountain at around 6:00 A.M. Pretty darn early, right? Well, by the time 8:00 A.M. happened, dark clouds were coming in from all directions, and a group ahead of us… And we were coming up to hit the ridgeline.
Well, guess what happens above the ridgeline, and above treeline, on mountains? Lightning.
So the question is when you’re coming up in your own life, and you’re starting to see these storms in your life, what are you doing? What are your processes for assessing the risk? I recognized that I don’t care if it was 8:00 A.M.; I had already put two hours into the hike, and yeah, the storms looked like they were kind of tracking off to the other side, and there were some people already up on the mountain, but the question is, do you know what your risk level is? Do you know what the risk level is for the people around you? Do you have the right tools in your backpack, so if something were to happen, you know how to deal with it?
No matter what type of storm you’re in, whether it’s coming down a river, potential lightning on a mountain; at any time, a storm can happen in your life. You can get a bad phone call. You could suddenly lose your job. But the question is, are you prepared to be able to handle anything that comes your way? So I’m going to ask you this: What are the things you need to do right now to prepare for sudden changes? Because learning how to adapt in your life, and to be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, is a key thing you need to learn how to do to deal with anything in life, no matter what storm comes your way.