Mitigating Problems

Anticipating a problem lessens its consequences.

When we envision problematic events, we can adjust accordingly and mitigate their consequences. As problems initially unfold slowly and then suddenly, when we identify problems unfolding slowly we can to some extent get out of their harm’s way before they unfold suddenly.

However, many of us fear envisioning potential problems as doing so makes us anxious; thus we suffer the consequences of our blinding fears.