For many, changing their thinking is the first step that is needed. Studies show that people who survive in different situations have certain traits that non-survivors do not. The good news is that most of these traits can be learned. One study found that during a crisis, 10% of people fall into a category of being a leader. They just seem to know what to do, and were able to handle the situation without becoming overly emotional or hysterical. The largest group of people, 80%, was left in disbelief at the situation. They were unsure what to do next and just sort of wandered around waiting for direction. The final 10% were those that went off the deep end, and were completely unable to deal with the situation.
Obviously, the ideal group to be in is the leadership group. People that fall into this category are the most likely to survive. Do you need to be a natural born leader to be in this category? No. You just need to be able to keep all fear and emotions in check and have an idea of what to do in a survival situation.
The more preparations that you make for a variety of situations, the less overwhelmed you will feel when something happens. are you prepared?