Premeditatio Malorum (or the Premeditation of Evils) is a Stoic practice of envisioning worst-case scenarios. Stoics used it to prep for the worst, imagining life without their possessions, and thinking about how they'd handle it. As a young Officer, I did this naturally without knowing the fancy name for it. I was reading a book on how to "visualize success" and tried to put it into practice. I had the tendency to dwell on the negative in those days. Instead of visualizing success, I visualized everything going wrong on a call, then would play "If-Then" scenarios . . .
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