Just like snow at the end of March, our professional lives and decisions can result in unexpected outcomes. You can’t predict them all, you certainly can’t prevent them all, but you can be prepared.
When making decisions, think about all the potential results, even the ones that shouldn’t happen or the ones you wish wouldn’t happen (ehem, 20 degrees in spring!); then make contingency plans in case they do come to fruition. It’s always a smart choice to be prepared for the worst possible outcome, no matter how seemingly unlikely – though you do want to weigh the cost of this preparation vs. the probability of it happening.
So before you put your winter boots away for good, make sure that spring is actually here to stay.