Discipline your mind to think positively; to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.Roy Bennett
How many of us before doing something or going somewhere, we will think of the worst scenario that could happen?
For instances, before taking an examination, we already have an imagination in our mind of what if we fail. Before going for a job interview, we already thought of failing the interview. Before boarding for a flight, we already have a picture of what if the plane don’t make it to its destination.
Though it is alright to be caution and careful. But because sometimes we thought about it too much that we have set our mind on the worst probability rather than the best possibility, we have set our mind to losing side rather than the winning side, we have set our mind to fail even before event begins. Sometimes, because we have set our mind towards the worst scenario, that particular event or situation that we feared eventually happen.
‘When I was about take my drivers licence, the thought process in my mind was what if I fail, what if the engine died, what if I forget my training, what if I get too nervous, my mind was only thinking of all the things that could get wrong rather than the things that could go right. And just as the test got started, the unthinkable happen, the car engine died, I started shaking and suddenly I forget my training, in just 3 minutes of the test, I failed.’
And this is the reason why it is so important to set our mind to see the best side of everything we do. To always focus on the best possibility over the worst probability. What we think often becomes our reality. And eventhough we fail and face setbacks in our life, always concentrate on the good things out of the experienced and to see what we have accomplished over what we have lost.
‘In my second try of taking my drivers licence, I begin to focus on passing the test, to see myself getting that licence, to picture myself controlling the car well. And this time during the test, I was hitting all the right notes, the car did not die on me, sooner than expected, the test ended with me passing the test and I got my licence.’
So therefore today, start focusing on best possible outcome rather than the worst. Each time when our boss called us to his or her office, rather than expecting to get fired, expect getting promotion. When we sit in an examination, picture of ourselves graduating rather than failing. And one day, we will be able to achieve the best of what life has got to offer.