I used to think being doubtful protected me from disappointment. It’s that whole, ‘expect the worse but hope for the best’ thing. Unfortunately, this attitude quickly became ‘assuming the worst case scenario’ and was crippling for me. Doubt can be a useful tool to protect us from doing dangerous things, but when it becomes a habit it causes us to be pessimistic and cynical.
As someone who has struggled with this, I wanted to share how I identified this belief and the strategies I use to try and minimize doubt and be less cynical and optimistic. I am starting to believe it when people tell me we can change our minds and that our viewpoint and mindset can control our feelings.
Would you rather be doubtful and less disappointed, or hopeful and more positive?
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