Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Something Could Go Wrong

There are few thoughts quite so debilitating as “Something could go wrong.” Or its companion: “If something can go wrong, it most likely will.”  If you go into a project or new endeavor or… life with that perspective, one of two things will happen. You will either not attempt much of anything… Why bother. It will fall apart anyway. Or you will fail because you’ve set yourself up to fail. The pessimistic approach (pessimists call it “realistic”), is almost always self-fulfilling. In most aspects of life we get what we expect to get. If failure is what we envision, failure it will be.

But even though it certainly is true that “something could go wrong,” it is equally as true that “things may turn our great.” I think that both most certainly be true to whomever believes them to be.

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