Getting to yes

It’s easy to see problems with a new plan, particularly when you have no experience to draw on. And it’s valuable to consider the potential problems. The old saying “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” describes a pretty good way of doing the pre-problem-solving that will keep you on track even if events don’t unfold the way you most hoped they would.

The trick is to face the possibility of problems … as a way to plan to solve them. Identify genuine issues that you can resolve, and shake off the worries that are just holding you back. Grant Snider’s beautiful illustration — excerpted above — goes through a mix of real concerns and the kinds of worries of which regrets are made. It’s called “Making the Leap” — visit his site to see the (happy) ending.


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