“Negative thoughts!? But haven’t you read the secret?”
I know, I know – negative thinking is bad, right?
If you bring negative thoughts to your mind, the Universe will give you exactly what you’ve thought of!
For even a very optimistic person like myself, I find it freeing to imagine the worst and work backwards from there.
If there is something going on in my life, and I find myself stressed out, I often bring this to mind.
I think of the worst thing that could happen as a result.
Maybe I fail, maybe I don`t get that promotion, maybe I have to move in with my in-laws!
My goal is to then make peace with the fact that this is indeed a possibility. Although this worst thing is usually not going to occur, even if it does, I will not be surprised.
The truth is that with most things in life, the worst case scenario is actually not all that bad. And guess what? It’s something that I know I’m perfectly capable of dealing with.
This clarity allows me approach the situation with a sense of preparedness. And when you are well prepared, there is nothing that can shake you.
You will no longer be afraid of the situation, but instead able to attack it with all your might – to give the best effort you have within you.
Do not let fear hold you back from accomplishing the things you dream of.
Failing is not all that scary when you face it head-on.