The quicker we come to understand the world is not perfect – and never will be – the better.

Not because we’re giving up and calling it quits, but because we’re now prepared for what’s next.

What is next? Anything.

That doesn’t mean we should expect the worst, but it’s possible.

Being in denial isn’t a solution. We don’t go camping with the idea that if I say it’s not going to rain it won’t. You’ll be unprepared, wet and miserable.

The idea is that we understand what we’re in for and we’re ready to pivot when necessary.

And most importantly, we’ve been through rough patches before, so we can certainly get through the next one.

We just need to keep the faith.