There are probably a billion other cliché sayings about being prepared but you know there is another saying, actually it is a law, Murphy’s law, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”
Get on the bus or hop in your car to get to class early and accidents are happening everywhere blocking every possible major traffic route. My favourite though, a bomb threat on Portage while on my way to a final exam at U of W. Like seriously?
You can plan and prepare like you are running to be the Boy Scouts’ president but something unexpected can through you off track. Then the next thing you know you are forced to adapt on the spot.
It is inevitable but there is normally always a solution if you keep your head on straight.
Just stop, breathe, think and then adapt. The only way to get out of a mess is to find a way out. There isn’t much luck when stuck in traffic unfortunately. That is just the nature of driving in Winnipeg, no detour around that, but when it comes to road blocks with assignments there always is.
Each solution is going to be different because each situation is different. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when need be. People aren’t that bad. Also drop the student bomb and people tend to take pity cause everyone was a student at some point, true scientific fact.
What the tip this week is is to try not and beat yourself up when things go wrong. You aren’t a perfect person and the world is run by people.
So while you are trying to run to be the president of Boy Scouts realize that so is Murphy.
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