Two Options For When Shit Happens

Jeremy Enns
2 min readJan 25, 2020

Nothing in life is certain but death, taxes and that at some point, Shit is going to happen.

While we’re amending famous quotes, let’s take it one step further.

At many points, Shit is going to happen.

As long as you’re breathing, you can be sure that your plans are not always going to work out the way you hope.

Shit doesn’t discriminate, it happens to all of us.

It happens in big ways and small, and happens in every size, shape, and colour.

You can plan for the Shit, make contingencies to lessen the frequency of it happening and the impact on your life and work when it does.

But make no mistake, Shit is still going to happen, and it’s not going to be in the way you expect.

That’s what makes it Shit instead of an obstacle you expected and prepared for in advance.

It’s going to hurt, knock you off balance, pummel your ego and cause you to question your abilities.

When the Shit has you at your lowest, you have a couple of options.

You can follow your natural instinct and retreat to your cave, hide and blame others, yourself or fate for the Shit that happened.



Jeremy Enns

Founder of podcast production and content amplification agency Counterweight Creative. Believer in the power of kindness and generosity.