Best Case Scenario

Of course, the phrase “Best Case Scenario” is the positive opposite of the popular phrase “Worst Case Scenario.”

I’m not an advocate of spending much time developing worst case scenarios. In my view, it’s sometimes helpful to identify them and then look for effective and efficient ways to manage or respond to them. For example, those responding to emergency situations need to be trained. In this example, when the emphasis is on the training rather than the emergency, then it’s constructive.

If knowing what you’ll do in a particular situation helps you to feel more empowered, it’s a useful exercise. If the situation produces anxiety, then it’s important to find ways to perceive it so that you feel more empowered.

When you worry about someone or something, you use your imagery or imagination. Worry involves creating stories that are negative (worst case scenarios). While the intention may be honorable, it strengthens the possibility of creating the very situation you do not want.

When you fear the worst, you send out an image that is potent. The stronger the fear, the more likely you will create what you imagine. You can, of course, use a “worst case scenario” as a vehicle for creativity and empowerment, without energizing it with worry and over-analysis.

Where is your attention: on the worst case scenario? On feeling empowered in a worst case scenario? On the best case scenario? In each situation, you choose.