Stop Thinking the Worst
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by Karl Perera
In this short article I would like to discuss how
important it is to not think negatively and imagine the worst. Life is very
predictable if you do because it will be terrible.
In defence of thinking the worst
If you always expect the worst to happen, this is not
a bad thing in some respects. It is good to be prepared in case bad events
happen and if it all goes well no harm.
I've heard some even say that if you expect the worst
you will never be disappointed and if it turns out better than you
anticipated you will be happy.
Let's look at the opposite view...
Why it is a bad idea to expect the worst
- If you keep thinking negatively your mind
subconsciously works to make what you expect happen. Without realising
at some deep level you are working against yourself. This is
- If you expect things to go badly you will not be
surprised when they do and you will just shrug it off and say "I told
you so.." You will have a feeling that your worries were justified. This
creates two problems - you are more likely to be negative in future
because you were proved right and you have self-programmed yourself to
You are likely to give up easily..
You will not try with
all your effort to succeed because you will think... what for?
This constant negative
expectation will lead to you underachieving
Depression and lack of
hope is more likely
You will miss
Your reality will be
very different because your mind will be in negative mode
There are many ways to
change your negative thinking
Practical steps you can take to think more positively
My top tip is to
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Make a list of the good
things in your life right now - change your focus imediately
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Take one step today
towards change in the right direction no matter how small
Try some what ifs
..."what if I get that job...? What if it works better than I thought it
Thinking positively is not
about ignoring the reality. If things are bad you can acknowledge that, it
is what you think about the future and your attitude towards being able to
improve your situation that matters. Finally, please read about this
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