Get Mentally Tough Before Tough Times Overcome You

Darrin Atkins
2 min readFeb 12, 2024

Survival is the true name of the game

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If you believe that things are going to be easy and fun going forward, then you may want to think again.

If you have high hopes for easy money in the coming months and years, then you may want to start reading the news.

I get the feeling that things are going to get tough pretty soon, and that this is going to happen all around the planet. That’s just my opinion and you can take that with a grain of salt.

Why do I believe this?

  • The stock market has been too high for too long
  • Governments gave people free money for too long
  • Good jobs are getting harder to find
  • Food is becoming more expensive
  • Vacations are unaffordable
  • And prices are skyrocketing
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You Can Prepare

What can the average person do to prepare for unknown dangers? Well, I am glad you asked that question.

  • Start budgeting
  • Become frugal
  • Eliminate big expenses
  • Don’t shop alone because of thieves and robbers
  • Watch out for spam and fraud
  • Be selective about where you shop
  • Avoid crime spots
  • Shop only when necessary
  • Don’t leave purses or bags in plain sight when you are in a vehicle
  • Be proactive and protective too
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Be Strong And Survive

This world will have all kinds of unexpected problems in the near future. You need to start getting mentally tough and that means right now.

Figure out how you are going to survive if money gets right and jobs get scarce. This is not meant to scare anybody. Many financial experts have suggested that stocks are due for a major correction. Other experts think that there could be a world war.

It’s a lot easier to get mentally strong when things are good and there is no trouble. That is why I’m going to do whatever I can to practice becoming mentally tough. One way to do that is to prepare for tough times so you can be ready for them.

I’m going to continue to stay positive and confident about the good things in the world. That’s my first step. After that, I’m going to understand that bad times can happen out of nowhere and it’s my job to prepare myself for them.



Darrin Atkins

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