Do You Make A Lot Of (Negative) Assumptions?

Expect Better Things From Life (yago hortal) 

Assumption: a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.

That’s the definition on Google.

The awesome part of this: reading the definition, it seems rather silly that anyone would ever do something like make an assumption, you know?

Assuming things- especially negative things-  is sort of like damning the potential of the future.

But we all do it… at least, I have been guilty of doing it!

Do you do it?!

Today’s expansive design idea is about breaking the habit of negative assumptions.

great things happening

It’s been scientifically proven that you do get what you expect. 

So if you expect a negative outcome, chances are you will do anything in your power (yes, working against yourself) to make that expectation come true.

Its a wild way to self-sabotage.

Its also a habit.

Think about it, when you assume the worst in a situation:

  • you strip yourself of all your power to affect change (because…. why bother trying when you know its going to suck, you know?)
  • you create the worst
  • you often take power away from other people, projecting these negative outcomes toward them, too.
  • you stress out (unnecessarily) and possibly panic thinking about the creatin negative end to a situation
  • you make your world much smaller
  • you shut yourself off to all kinds of opportunities…

None of this is fun.

If you have a habit of expecting the worst, or assuming the outcome- negatively, even if smartly- its worth “untraining” that habit.

Stop yourself when you are perdicting the outcome as a disaster.

Catch yourself envisioning the worst case scenario and think about something else.

Here are 4 ways to expect… and get… much better from your life… and its a great way to challenge & undo a bad habit of brining bad things into your universe!

Practice!  Its takes lots of practice to make a big change. But I know you can do it!

Amazing things are waiting! xoxo Dana

Alexandra McKeown January 11, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Hi there,

I never usually comment on any of those things but I just wanted to say I’ve been reading your website / emails for a few months now and love what you do, you’re incredibly inspiring. You seem to say exactly what I need to hear at exactly the right time. I pass your emails onto all my friends and they love them as well. Keep up the good work!

Alex (Scotland).

danaclaudat January 13, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Thak you si much Alex! I’m honored 🙂 xoxo

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