I-dont-know-if-Im-goingThis week our youngest children, Madison and Logan, have a school excursion.

It will be their first excursion without me coming along to help, so they are a bit nervous about the experience.

They’ve been to the venue in the past, so it won’t be completely foreign to them, but with an average weather forecast and without me, there have been a few conversations about it to ease their concerns.

Out of the blue, Logan said to me, “I don’t know if I’m going to have a good time, but I hope that I do and I think that I will.”

What a great line from a 7 year-old!

There are a lot of experiences in life where we don’t have full control of the outcome and we don’t exactly know what will happen.

In such times, our mindset is crucial.

If you have a job interview, you don’t know exactly how it will go, but if you have hope and think positively about it, you will be in a much more resourceful state of mind to perform well than if you don’t believe that you have a chance and you think that you are destined to fail.

When starting a new business, you aren’t guaranteed success, but if you hope that you will be able make it work and believe that you can, you are well on your way.

So they next time you feel anxious about the possibility of an unknown outcome, instead of anticipating the worst possible result and letting the fear win, remember to hope for the best and think positively.

You be amazed by how often this helps to create a better outcome for you anyway.

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