It's easy to feel a bit smug when things don't work out quite as planned and you simply shift gears to your pre-determined Plan B.
But the current uncertainty requires you to cover a bit more of the alphabet in the options you pre-plan: one backup is not going to be sufficient.
And while many are focusing only on doom and gloom, you'd be wise to be working on Plan S: success. How are you going to take advantage of the successes your efforts might yield despite the tough economy and daily pessimistic headlines? You can't afford to let a positive result escape without trying to convert it into an additional desirable outcome.