When we focus on the worst case scenario we deny ourselves the opportunity to manifest the best in our lives. Here are some tips for creating a habit of focusing on the best case scenario:
Find the best case scenario in your worst case scenario
Worst case scenario: I will lose my job.
Q: What's the best thing that could happen if I lose my job?
A: I could find a job I like better.
I could find a job in a warmer climate.
I would have more time to spend with my kids.
I would have time to work with a coach and find out what really fulfills me.
Quite often our worst possible outcome can provide us with the greatest lessons and opportunities for growth. Take a deep breath and know there is always something of benefit for you in any life situation.
Practice, practice, practice
It takes practice to create new neural pathways focused on the good. Continually ask yourself, "What's the best thing that could happen?" To help reinforce this shift in thinking, write this question on a post-it and stick it on your computer or mirror as a visual cue. You can also practice asking this question during conversations with friends, family and colleagues.
Relax & remember your strength, wisdom and resiliency
Beneath our fear is a nagging voice that believes we aren't capable of dealing with whatever may happen. We forget that in the past we've demonstrated the ability to bounce back from broken relationships, find solutions and land jobs when it was necessary to do so. If we couldn't handle a situation on our own, we had the wisdom to seek help in finding a resolution. Take a moment and list examples of times you demonstrated strength, wisdom and resiliency.
To your evolution,