Monday, July 20, 2020

But "What if...."

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It's Harrrrrd to change your mindset.
But it's important to try.
Especially if you're like me and you're a worrier.
I come by it honestly...I'm from a long line of worriers. We worry about everything--from big to small...with gusto.
I especially have anxiety over trying new things...even if it's something I REALLY want to try, and it it looks like fun! I'm always thinking, "What if I suck at it? What if other people think I suck at it? What if I don't like it? What if other people don't like it? What if I look silly doing it? What if someone laughs at me? What if it's not good enough..."
These thoughts are super limiting and often stop me from being adventurous and trying new things, engaging in social situations, and initiating new work projects. Because of the "What ifs..." I often miss out on opportunities to have fun, learn things, make new friends and, well, to make mistakes and grow.
So when I saw the above "But What If" post on a friend's timeline, it encouraged me to flip my "what if". I know it's going to be hard and feel unnatural, but I think it's worth a try. Flipping my "what if" mindset from negative to positive will give me the chance to experience more joy, make more connections, have more learning, and meet more growth and success.
(Even if I DO look silly doing it!)
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Wish me luck!
Hugs!
Dorothy
PS
Do you have any negative mindsets? How could you flip them from negative to positive? What benefits could come from your new, positive outlook?