As, you know we are in the worse financial crisis on a global scale that has ever been recorded. All over the world we are witnessing distress on this planet at an alarming rate. There are wars, famines, earthquakes, floods, and volcano eruptions that is signaling the changing of the seasons. Despite the bleak realities and harsh conditions we face you can still position yourself to overcome these hardships. Before you were formed [Jer. 1: 4-5] God knew you would be here in this current famine of truth; concerning these illusionistic smokescreens that currently plagues our society. However; in these times presents some of the greatest opportunities for you to position yourself for what lies just ahead. This is where “the importance of an exit strategy” comes into play as you have to begin designing a path to growth and profitability amidst change. Set your sights to understand about our coming global population shift, our resource depletion, climate change, terrorism, organized crime, government regulations and disease; and gain a better perspective about your collegiate experience. Below, I have highlighted a few concepts that will help you to see the bigger picture.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in divers’ places.
— Matt 24:6-7
Transitioning into an unknown future
As, you grow in your evolutionary development process you will inevitably feel the push and pull of life’s pressure gnawing at your soul. This is the moment where you grab hold of an opportunity to transition from one state of consciousness to the next. Many times change denote elevation and if you are not careful you will make only the necessary adjustments to stay within your current situation; until one day you wake up and realize that you have backed yourself in to a corner of limitation. Transitioning into a desire future state means accepting the lessons that God has just taught you; and looking for the next lesson he wants you to learn. Evolution is definitely a process and your experiences are only rest stops on the journey of life. So, be open to the unforeseen changes that may arise and don’t confuse your emotional state from the concept of a greater work that this being done within yourself.
Building a Long-term view
If corporate executives and global business leaders understand the need for long-term planning; to improve upon their chances of success so should you as an intellectually gifted collegiate student. You need an exit strategy before you get yourself into a conflicting situation. You must go into your battle knowing you have a way to get out. Wikipedia explains an exit strategy as a means of leaving one’s current situation; either after a predetermined objective has been achieved or as a strategy to mitigate failure. If you plan on getting a bachelor, masters, or even you’re PH.D degree; add those costs up right now and find a way to leverage it for the benefit of your future, family and community. Declare the end from the beginning and use your gifts and abilities to become an enlightened soul; so you can heal, restore and bless the world. Own your outcome and begin operating from a psychological and physiological standpoint of excellence.
Staying the course
As you move forward into whatever avenue of success or mode of operation that seeks to propel your forward; do me a big favor and stay the course. So, many times we get caught up into life’s drama and situations without truly ever understanding the impact that those moments have on our well being. One moment things are going great and we are able to move with the flow of our situation; and then in the next moment we somehow get lazy and then stop studying like we used to. Let me tell you from experience that it is far easy to give up when all hell seems to be breaking loose; then to ride out the waves of those severe ocean currents. I don’t care what obstacles come into your path “Stay the course” and don’t look at the time from in which you have to grow. Not, everybody will graduate in 4 or even 6 years. Because, you enter college doesn’t mean that you will automatically finish how others are finishing. Staying the course means that you develop a never arrive mentality within your circumstances. You got to keep growing and developing while the process of life takes its course through your experiences.
“Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.” — Aesop