I read this quote this weekend in Reader’s Digest from Michael J. Fox’s new book A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future. I think it sums up the value of focusing on what you do want and the value of positive thinking but not in an unrealistic airy-fairy way.
“Don’t spend a lot of time imagining worst-case scenario. It rarely goes down as you imagine it will, and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice.”
– Michael J. Fox