“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.” Author Unknown
Pessimism or optimism? The choice is one we make every day.
However, there is something beyond the actual making of the choice in this thought, and that is how debilitating fear can be in leadership.
When fear causes us to only see the possibilities of what could go wrong, we miss out on the power of positive thinking.
Fear is real. No matter how we might want to deny or ignore its existence, if left unchecked, fear can stop us in our tracks.
Fear of what could go wrong also causes us to worry and dwell on negativity, both of which bring a great level of unpleasantness and emptiness.
When we focus on what can go right, we lead with a vision of tomorrow that gives others hope, something to believe in for the future.
The result of recognizing future possibilities is connected to opportunities, and when we can see the possibilities, we will always find opportunities that improve our leadership.