Why the Worst Thing is Never The Best Thing

Best that Could Happen  “What’s the worst that could happen?”

We’ve all said that when making a decision, haven’t we?  And no one ever thinks you’re odd for saying it.

But what if, instead, you said, “What’s the best that could happen?”?  People might think you’re odd.  But who made the rule that the most commonly used phrase for helping us make decisions has to be negative?

Why Does “Keepin’ It Real” Seem to Always Involve Keeping it Negative?

Of course, it’s true that:

  • Negative perspectives are usually more socially acceptable
  • “Glass-half-full” perspectives are often viewed as naïve
  • It’s commonly easier to convince someone by fully exploring the potential negative outcomes

Yet, I challenge you to ponder these two points this week:

  1. The “…worst that could happen…” perspective is, actually, completely arbitrary.  There is no rule stating we have to take that approach when making a decision and there is no reason we can’t, instead, say, “What’s the best that could happen?”
  2. Since, in our universe, any outcome has just as much potential to manifest as any other, do we really want to miss out on any opportunities to positively influence the quantum field with a “glass-half-full” perspective?  Do we really want to pass negative expectations on to the quantum field, given that it has the potential to manifest, literally, any outcome? (Click that link to Tweet it)

Try An Experiment and I Guarantee You’ll Enjoy the Results

I’m not suggesting that looking at the worst-case scenario never has any place in your decision-making process.  But I am suggesting that you’re never obligated to take the negative perspective.  And that, by adopting a positive approach to decision-making, you can take advantage of yet another opportunity to influence the quantum field – to manifest a material reality more closely aligned with your desires.

Give yourself permission to experiment with “What’s the best that could happen?” this week(Click that link to Tweet it) I’ve sure enjoyed the results.  And I predict that you’ll also be pleasantly surprised at what forcing yourself to answer that question, instead of the worst-case one, does for your manifestations.

Why not try it?  After all, what’s the worst that could happen? (HA, HA – Sorry, I couldn’t resist)

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques to use new paradigms from quantum physics to align your life with your desires…

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    • You’re welcome, you’re welcome, you’re welcome! 😉

      Rosa, it is an honor to have been of value to you today. In fact, I can think of no higher honor.

      So thank you for sharing that with me.

  1. I found this on pintrest, and pinned it to 2 different boards. First to “Inklings2,Just My Type”. After the phrase rolled around my head for a day, I also pinned it to “Beautiful Words” because of its serendipitous challenge. Thanks for punching my ticket on this train of thought.

    • Thank you for three things, primarily, Susy.

      Thank you for the praise.

      Thank you for spreading the word.

      And thank you for letting me know I was of value to you!

  2. Another topical one!! Just finished talking to my husband about a problem at work and used the words -now shifting to what the best outcome is. Love it when you read just the right thing at just the time you need it. Thank you!

    • How cool to hear from you again, Maureen. What a treat to know that I’ve been of value to you. Thank you for sharing that with me.

      It is funny, isn’t it, how we often conduct ourselves as if there are some “rules” which compel us to craft bad-feeling stories about things?

      Our stories, of course, are completely subjective as no “thing”, event, or experience holds any inherent meaning or value. Except that which we decide to bestow upon it.

      I would never recommend that anyone tell herself “good” stories about everything. Not everything is desirable, after all, and “good” stories about an undesirable “thing” are false and, thus, our subconscious brain does not truly believe them. All we accomplish by doing that is making ourselves feel good in the moment – which is, of course, not a bad things at all, but it will not allow us to raise our beliefs into alignment with our desires.

      I’m glad you’re a part of the growing movement to make suffering optional through embracing our role as the contextual creator of our lives. There is no one else who can play that role but you.

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