Worst Case Scenario - The Life You Love

Worst Case Scenario

"What's the worst thing that can happen?" can either be your famous last words or the question that finally gets your butt in gear.  I want you to think of something right now that you've thought about doing, saying, or trying.  Anything that you haven't done yet because you're afraid of what might happen  In fact, let's make this a little journaling prompt.

Take out one of those journals that you've been hoarding for "a special occasion" and don't pretend you don't have at least 10 of them right now.  Flip it open and write down something that you've always wanted to do, but haven't done because you're scared.

Now below it, I want to write down the worst possible things that could happen to you.  And be realistic.  Unless you're doing something dangerous or life-threatening, death probably is not the worst thing that can happen to you.

Do you see where I'm going with this?  Most of the time, we're afraid of something and we don't even know why.  We're afraid to speak our minds, even though the worst thing that can happen is that someone disagrees with us (or you lose your job... be smart, y'all).  We're afraid to start a blog, but the worst thing that could happen is that only your mom reads it.  Isn't mom the best?!  We're afraid to open up our own business because holy shit we could lose money?!  As if I haven't already wasted thousands of dollars at Starbucks.

Alright, one more time... next I want you to write down everything GOOD that could happen if you finally did that thing that scared you.  Seriously.  Go for the best possible scenario.  Most of the time, we find that the good possibilities outweigh the bad.  Sure, they require a lot of time and energy.  But aren't they worth trying for?!

So again, take out that brand-new journal (you stationary hoarder) and write about the following:
1. What's one thing that I've always wanted to do that terrifies me?
2. What's the worst thing that could happen if I went for it?  List them all until you've gotten to the worst possible scenario.
3. What's the best thing that could happen if I went for it?  Again, list them all!

As a bonus, I want you to envision life after you've finally gone for your goal and reached your best case scenario.  Write about what your life looks like now, who you are now that you've reached your goal, and how you feel that you're finally there.  Don't just write this, but really envision it and feel it. Give yourself permission to play pretend in the most exciting and motivating way possible!

Make 2018 the year that you push yourself until you reach your best case scenario.

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