“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Sounds familiar? Do you know who quoted this? The most revered Murphy.
According to sources, there was an American aerospace engineer named Edward Murphy who operated on safety-critical systems. He said this out of sheer irritation when he was working on a research project led by Dr. John Stapp from 1948 to '49. The objective of this project was to test human tolerance for g-forces during rapid deceleration. It so happened that Murphy’s assistant wired the sensors in the harness backward. Thus the sensors gave a zero reading. This compelled an already irritated Murphy to shout out loud ‘Anything that can go wrong will go wrong!’. And if this statement indeed holds true then it's no wonder we worry so much about the inevitable.
Before we help you with tips on how to tackle Murphy's Law we want you to know this that Murphy's Law is lifelong. There is no escaping this. Trust us when we say that there is no end to Murphy's Law hitting a curve ball at us once in a while. Accept it, deal with it and move on. If this has strengthened your resolve to fight Murphy then read on. So how can one tackle Murphy’s Law?
Embrace the Devil
Simple. Face it. Go through it and if luck favors, emerge a hero! If not, then face it and keep experiencing the bad experiences till you’ve learnt to embrace and achieve a PhD-like expertise. Either way, it will be one hell of a ride to live for and recall.
Learn From the Master
When things have to go wrong, fret not! Learn. Worrying is good up to a point where it helps you to think of a constructive solution to the problem you are facing. Beyond, this you are passing over to a phase called paranoia. This is where you should know better and stop. Step back, apply the solution and learn from the difficult conditions.
Hope, Faith and Lots of Praying
Yes. These three things will never go out of fashion. Hang in there and do your bit of hoping and praying. See how that helps. Why you ask? Because by hoping and praying you are inviting a lot of positivity your way.
Prepare for the Next ‘Murphy’s Law’ Like Situation
For the next face-off with Murphy’s Law gear up. Avoid the possibility of an occurrence and a bigger probability of giving up. Beware, prepare and repair! Get into the habit of conducting regular checks, not once but repeatedly until you are certain that a Murphy slip will not happen again!
Leave the rest to the forces to unfold. Go with the flow and hope you don't break something!