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What is the worst that can happen?

expecting the worst

Sometimes we get so attached to how life is “supposed” to go that we can get stuck and upset when things don’t go the way we think they should.

When this happens, we can tend to hold on to it so tightly and put so much pressure on it, that it can turn out NOT feeling very good. I have been giving this quite a bit of thought lately and have come to my own epiphany.

When I want something to turn out a certain way or envision my life going a certain way, sometimes I hold on to that vision so tightly that it can be really disappointing when it doesn’t go as planned. I think this is simply a human thing to do. If we really want something, the possibility of not having it that way can seem scary at times.

But simply think about it- what is the worst that could happen if things don’t go the way you want them to?

Obviously, you know the good things that will come if things do end up going the way you want them to, but what if they don’t? What is the worst possible thing that could happen? Most of the time, we are so attached and scared of things not going our way that we fail to notice that the worst thing that could happen might not actually so bad after all.

Maybe if things don’t go as planned, they could even turn out better than we had originally thought they could.

Personally, I don’t think our minds are capable of knowing all of the possible outcomes of life. There are infinite ways things could work out and our minds usually only think of a tiny fraction of these. This is because our minds think of the things we think we can control. What we can’t control is what other people do or what happens outside of ourselves. This means there might be even better outcomes than you could ever imagine! And worst case scenario, life could still be good. We will always find ways to adapt and we always have the opportunity to make the best out of any situation.

Just some food for thought.

Nichole

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