Proactive Decision Making

Prevention is a chosen action; reaction is a forced one.

As had been mentioned in a previous article, we humans are hardwired to look for, and react to, actions. This is not a bad thing in itself – it might just save your life someday. But if we want to dig a bit deeper and not have to solely depend on last minute emergency reactions, we would be wise to learn where actions come from so we could better anticipate them, and/or prevent them from physically manifesting themselves.

When we consider the population at large, we find that the vast majority of people are logical. This subsequently means that people’s actions have reasons – actions are predicated on decisions. These could be small harmless decisions, like going out for lunch, or large harmful ones, like attacking a facility. In either case, actions are preceded by, and dependent on, decisions.

If we truly want to take a proactive approach to prevention of hostile activity, we must go farther than simply reacting to hostile actions, or putting up defenses against them. We must proactively affect the hostile entity’s decision making process in order for it to decide on a different course of action – one that centers either on inaction or on a hostile action somewhere else.

None of this will eliminate the need for reactive emergency measures, but it can substantially minimize the statistical probability that these last minute reactive measures would have to be employed.

Taking charge of your security is a matter of YOUR decision. It means taking the initiative so YOU can maintain control over your security, rather than granting it to your opponents.

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