Chris discusses how preparation can greatly affect positivity.


Hi, this Chris Laning from the Positive Grounding blog at Now I want to talk about positive events and the importance of preparation in them sometimes.

See we went out hiking today in a North Carolina State Park and we had a great time checking out waterfalls and doing all that. But we thought it was just a real short hike. We weren’t prepared. We didn’t bring a lot of water with us. Actually, we brought no water with us. Left it in the car because we just thought it was gonna be a quick hike to the
falls and back. Turns out that was not proper preparation.

So on the hike back people started feeling not so good. (They were) really dry, really thirsty and it just kind of took what was a really positive day and made it a bit of a drag, at least for right now.

The good news is I managed to go out and get some water and bring it back. People are coming along better but what I learned from that is you know what? You just got to always think ahead because not being prepared can take a very positive situation and turn it into a bit of a negative one.

At the end of the day I think we’re still gonna look at this as a positive experience. We saw some great waterfalls. We had some good times, great weather, and the most positive thing is that we probably learned a lesson we should have learned a long time ago: be prepared. All my scout training out the door.

I’m Chris Laning with Positive Grounding at Talk to you next time.

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