- The “rose colored glasses” attitude: You know the “that will never happen here or to me, etc.” or “people are too inventive and ingenious to have or let that happen” type of people.
- The “you’re just a doomsayer, no one can prepare for everything” mentality. Are the Boy Scouts doomsayers?
- The “I just don’t have the time and or money to do this” attitude.
- The “that is what such-n-such (S & R, the government, fire & rescue, law enforcement and the like) are for” attitude.
- The “it’s just a gimmick by (corporate or individual) entities to rob us and make money” or “this is just the governments way of keeping us scared” mentality.
All of the above have a few things in common:
- Lack of thought
- Lack of knowledge
- Lack of formal planning
- Fear of change and the unknown
- A general lack of self and confidence
My mantra to fighting all of the above is “Don’t let the bastard win” and bastard can be anything or anyone.
- An exercised brain (thought) collects knowledge.
- Knowledge is gained through thought and research.
- Planning is accomplished via thought, research and then written down for formalization and continuity.
- Fear is conquered through knowledge and planning.
- Change cannot be stopped, only altered and adjusted to and is an opportunity to learn something new.
- The unknown is something to think and learn about so it becomes less threatening and often familiar or known.
- Confidence comes from knowledge and skill, coupled with an “I can do” attitude.
For more detail and tips see Top Show Stoppers to Preparedness @ http://www.scribd.com/doc/44506510/Top-Show-Stoppers-to-Preparedness