Preparing for the best…
There really ain’t no harm in preparing for the best… Yes I know that the worst can happen, it is possible, but its not always probable, its potential but not necessarily consequential!
I am ‘happy the eternal optimist’, but I am also a realist. I am not taken to wishful dreaming but I do like to believe the best. The last thing I do in most situations is believe that the worst case scenario is likely to happen and even though it could happen I live my life happy and peaceful most of the time because the worst case scenario rarely eventuates and I don’t expect it to. It really is a more pleasant way to live, I am sure the benefits in every way outweigh the negatives.
When I listen to conversations that always head down the road of ‘worst case’ scenario I feel frustrated. I don’t see or understand why we need to give more time at all than necessary to ‘the worst’ things in life. Just knowing that possibly the best won’t happen is all I consider. And even if the best doesn’t happen, then it still doesn’t mean that the worst will!
Why is it that people like to talk about the worst things happening, the negative options? I think it’s because some people revel in it. Its far more juicy than just believing for good, looking for good and hoping for good.
I love that positivity is my outlook, it sure hasn’t hurt me at all… even when the worst has happened. And even when the worst things have happened in my life I know that they will pass. I have been through many seasons where it seemed that the ‘worst’ had happened and that it would never end, but eventually it did and it has been the tendency toward hopefulness that has pulled me out of a pit.
If you struggle to prepare for and expect the best, now really is the best time for you to consider a BIG change in the RIGHT direction.