One thing that people may need to hear right now is that it’s OK to realize this is big.
We’re dealing with an elephant and it can be intimidating at first…
But how do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time.
Don’t get caught up thinking how you’re going to fit the entire elephant in your mouth at once.
That won’t work and it will only make you discouraged.
Start with something you can do, take a bite off the trunk, sauté the tail, freeze some elephant steaks for later… do whatever you can to move forward.
If you get stuck on that part, make an elephant ear ragú instead that day - switch gears, take breaks… do whatever helps YOU personally make progress every day.
All of this is a lot to deal with and it’s all important…
That doesn’t mean that you should try to do all the things simultaneously in unison at the same time.
Do what you can. Prepare what you can. Accomplish small things over time. And don’t slack off.
The elephant isn’t going to eat itself… and eventually it will start to rot… so get through as much as you can quickly.
Even if you’re 50% of the way there when the rot sets in that’s 100% less rotten elephant you have left to eat…
The more you can accomplish, the “better” things will be for you when the SHTF, but humanity has survived cataclysmic events before and we will again.
We are all fighters and we all have the will and the drive and the brain power to get through this.
I know sometimes this feels like the biggest and scariest stuff ever… but pouring your focus into that aspect is not going to help you eat the elephant.
When you feel this way… breathe… take a break… and think about one small thing, one baby step you can take to keep moving forward… it can be literally anything… just something small to get you back into the mindset of preparing.
Prepare as best you can - and be ready for the worst while also hoping for the best.
We prepare because it’s the responsible thing to do. We also focus on pouring our energy into bringing about the BEST possible outcome because that’s responsible too.
Statisticslly, if you think of the best and worst possible outcomes, chances are that the reality of the situation will likely be somewhere in between - and with responsible preparation, skill learning, mindset, focus - and a little luck - we’ll all get through this…
Do what you can to make it to the other side and don’t get bogged down on being 100% ready - because we don’t know what will happen.
Getting to 50%, 80%, 90% now is better than having nothing done when problems occur because you simply gave into analysis paralysis instead of doing small things each day and building up…
You’ll never be 100% done - no one ever is - we’re human beings and we keep growing and changing and learning.
If you find yourself frozen, just make small progress now. This will all add up later. The more you do, the easier it gets.
Just keep going. You’ve got this.