Do this to avoid problems in life

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Problems, undoubtedly, are an inevitable part of life. And whenever we experience problems or make mistakes, we talk way too much about how we could have avoided them, which leads to immense regret. I was no exception to doing this. In fact, I did it way too much in college. 

I would make a mistake, feel bad about it, think about how easily I could have avoided it, and then I would start feeling immense regret. It was a horrible cycle that destroyed my mental health. Now, it is a fact that the future is unforeseeable and hard to predict. 

However, there are proactive things we can do to avoid problems before they arise. More often than not, we are presented with the chance to consider the possible implications of our actions and plan for the consequences. It is our responsibility to take those opportunities and plan for the best and the worst. 

With that said, I learned how to be more proactive from a teacher I had in college. I made a lot of mistakes in college, for example, sometimes I would make really obvious mistakes on my tests because I was not being careful or did not study due to parties. 

When my professor saw I was struggling and trying to improve, he taught me how to solve my problems before they arise. He told me I should start learning from past mistakes and developing a plan for detecting whenever I started doing the same thing. Say I made a mistake on a test that was obviously wrong. 

I would make sure to pay attention to every little detail to avoid that past problem. Additionally, I had to make sure to think about every possible consequence my actions could have. Which helped me plan for future problems and deal with them effectively. After becoming more proactive, I was able to relax more and deal with my problems without stressing too much.

Authors Note

We wish our readers don’t just simply read this story but rather also reflect on the lessons mentioned. See if you can implement any of the lessons taught in your life.

Book: The art of war by Sun Tzu (Amazon link


  • Those who are good at getting rid of trouble are those who take care of it before it arises.

Notice: All of the content above is fictional. 

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