There is a fine line between being proactive and always planning for and expecting the worst-case scenario. If you are someone whose brain automatically thinks of all that can go wrong it’s time to start considering the flipside, what if all goes as planned?
Replace Each Negative What-If With Two Positive Scenarios
It’s time to start self-correcting. So, when your mind wanders to the worst, spend twice as much time daydreaming about how amazing it will be when all goes right. The key is to spend more time in the positive what-ifs then the negative. And while it’s true that there is much out of your control, that includes positive outcomes that are beyond your wildest dreams.
As you sit and plan for all that will go wrong and how you will respond you must not lose sight of how strong you are. No matter what happens, trust that you will find a way to make it work.
Don’t Box Yourself In
Just because things don’t go as planned doesn’t mean that things have gone wrong. The fact is, most things in life don’t go exactly as planned—and in most cases include a positive alternative. Whether a small or large detail, don’t box yourself in or you may miss out on something that makes things easier, faster, or better than you had planned.
Life is full of unexpected surprises. It’s time to start embracing them!