The closed mind will struggle to find the resources it requires.
The open mind is better prepared to find more possibilities.
The unprepared mind is more prone to panic. Astronauts will repeatedly walk through all the elements of a space mission, from the journey to the craft to everything their time in space will include, so when things go wrong – and things will always go wrong – they will not panic. Gravity is well worth a viewing.
Astronauts are trained to focus on the specific problems or obstacles they must address when something goes wrong. Panic blurs everything with emotion and they would not be able to see what they must do.
I know this is something I must keep learning. When I face obstacles, I know I can panic and I fail to see what I can do.
When I live the daily discipline of opening my mind, to see and understand more, I am providing myself with more options.
Here, then, are three preparations:
Determine not to give up too soon, or stop at the first option or solution.
Make it simple: to identify and focus on the important things rather than everything – an ability emerging from training our minds.
Go natural, be intuitive – trust yourself. You are discovering the places in yourself you can act from.