Research has shown that our ancient ancestors were pessimists.
When you think about that, it makes sense. In their day, they always had to assume that everything would go wrong so they could anticipate problems in advance. That’s how they survived.
People who didn’t think “worst case scenario” that did not survive as long.
Although we are no longer living in those times, their genetics have been passed down to us and therefore, we’re basically “hard wired” to be pessimistic. We still tend to default to believing that if something can go wrong, it will.
What would it feel like to believe that we might actually do better than we thought?
How empowering would that be? What would you do differently if you assumed that your success would be greater than you imagined – rather than worse?
Dream bigger every chance you get.
It can’t hurt – and the ride will be much more fun no matter how it turns out.