Individual Sustainability is our responsibility. No one else is going to make sure we are sustainable in what we do, how we work, or how we handle the disruptions to the normal. This entire series has been about how to deal with uncertainty and remain sustainable.
Familiarity breeds contempt. Perhaps you have heard that old rag once before. Maybe you haven’t. However, that truth is at the root of how we eliminate the fear associated with uncertainty. It is one way we help create sustainability in uncertainty.
Fear is a natural part of life. We all deal with our own fears every day, even if we chose to pretend we don’t have them. Often our fears are simple worries about our day to day activities. Sometimes our fears are paralyzing terrors that keep us from reacting.
As we continue to look at what it means to be sustainable in uncertainty, we are using emergencies as an example of handling uncertainty and maintaining your personal or individual sustainability. The first focus I discussed was learning what you need to know to survive, or knowledge. Hopefully you can see that knowledge alone is not enough.