I'm preparing for a last-minute trip to New York City.
I was invited to a high-level mastermind meeting with some of the nation's most successful Internet entrepreneurs, at the Inc. Magazine boardroom.
I'm filled with excitement.
There was a time in my life when such a meeting would have filled me with anxiety.
I would have been worried about how I might come across, what sort of impression I might make, etc.
Those kinds of worries are long behind me.
Not because I'm arrogant or cocky.
But because I'm going to this meeting with the intention to serve the others who will be present, and to learn from them.
And most importantly, at least to the point of today's post, I'm going to this meeting with the positive expectation of good things happening.
I'm no longer asking myself the questions I asked in the old days.
Questions like, “What if I say something stupid? What if I have broccoli in my teeth, or what if they don't like me?”
Those are lousy questions.
These days I ask better ones.
How about you?
What if you started asking yourself a different set of questions?
We spend so much time imagining “what if” scenarios. Usually, in our imagination, these scenarios are not positive.
Think of the amount of time and energy you spend meditating on negative outcomes.
Now, think of the amount of time those outcomes actually become reality.
The truth is, most of the things we worry about never come to pass.
Yet we spend so much time and energy thinking about these outcomes.
What if we meditated on positive outcomes instead?
I am not saying that we should be unrealistic, that we should not plan for the future, or that it is not worthwhile to have contingencies in place.
What I am saying is, if we spend time focusing on the positive outcome we truly desire, isn't it more likely that outcome will come to pass? Won't we then be more likely to take the actions required to make our best version of reality come true?
What if you were amazing? What if you were successful? What if your dreams, plans, and aspirations, actually came true?
What if, today, everything went your way?