What’s the Worst?

 

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First, ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.  ~Dale Carnegie

 

Sometimes when we’re faced with taking the next step, we may be a little overwhelmed or intimidated by what we see ahead of us.  We find ourselves hesitating, perhaps on the verge of getting stuck.

Of course we try to rationalize and use logic to get ourselves to go on. In our minds we know we can probably handle what comes along but our emotional selves can blow things way out of proportion. Our emotional selves are very good at imagining all sorts of drama and disaster!

This is the very time when it’s most important to break steps into small pieces and little parts, and then break those into tiny bits. When we do that, we can see that if any “disaster” should come along with the tiny bit of a step, it’s so small that we can easily handle it. While it may be an annoyance to have to deal with it, the “disaster” will not stop us. It’s small enough and easy enough to figure out and power through.

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Your homework today is to look at the next few steps in your journey and break them into the tiniest bits possible—tiny bits that you are very confident you can do in a snap. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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