In principle, foretelling negativity is a contributing factor for negativity. When you spread the word that “it’s gonna be bad” that actually increases the chances that “it’s gonna be bad.”
And when we foretell the sunny side, when we imagine and spread the word that things might turn out good, that helps things turn out good.
Practical Tip: When you speculate, be open to good things happening. They might. Just because you can’t see a good outcome doesn’t mean that one isn’t waiting for you.
It’s not that we should deny reality and pretend that all things will be all good all the time, just that we have some choice about how to see the future in spite of reality.
There may be no need to defend, coddle, or foretell a negative outcome. If worried about the future, it’s okay to change your story of how things might turn out.
– Craig Freshley