I spend a good amount of time concentrated on the sunny side of things. It’s not that I don’t appreciate and embrace reality or the “SUCKS OUT LOUD” of a situation, AND I think it’s probably better than worrying yourself sick over something that may never happen. Keep in mind, this has not been the case my entire life, I spent some time cultivating this habit. Much like using and rather than the word but, which negates what came just before it.
Recently when talking to a friend who was waiting on some news, she was worried about, I said, “What if there is nothing to worry about?” “What if you are worried for nothing?” Still another has a health concern with no answers, and it was actually where this idea originated, “What if everything is awesome?” In both cases, neither is solved and things are definitely NOT AWESOME.
That’s the downside to “looking for positive” sometimes it DOES not pay off and you CAN’T speak what you want into existence. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of times the positive spin does NOT pay off and you wind up disappointed but that doesn’t mean it’s not a valid way to start out. You can always spend time dealing with reality if it doesn’t turn the way you want, but what’s the harm in thinking everything is going my way.
I used to have a little mantra I would say and it goes like this.
Expect the Best.
Prepare for the Worst.
Adapt to the Outcome.
So, recently, I ran my first 5K since I had my baby. A major milestone!
To be completely transparent with you, I attempted one back in September, (one year from her birth) but I barely made it a mile and realized how absolutely out of shape I was so I made the decision to get back on the path to working out and training again.
I am DELIGHTED to report. I ran 3.2 miles in 58 minutes and 51 seconds! YAY!
So in this case, everything WAS awesome. (I didn’t know that but posed for victory anyway… see what I am talking about?)
Do me this favor, ask yourself about the current situation that you are pondering.
“What if everything was awesome?” “What if it’s all going to work out?”
Think About It.