S03E09: Why you think the worst (and how to change that)

In this episode, I explore catastrophic thinking and how it manifests in our minds. As always I offer you some strategies and insights as to how to combat it effectively!

WHY
Negativity Bias
Drama Bias
Salience Effect
(Why… because big events made a big difference to us… dramatic events require us to take more action… we paid more attention to what could go wrong)

Mistakes we make
The excuse of worst-case scenario planning
The Pessimism vs Realism problem
The exaggeration habit
The negative zone

Strategies to change it
Scenario Planning 101
Focus on the facts
Create the odds
Notice your state and ignore the voices
Focus on the goal
Go to after the goal is achieved

 

 

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