One really, really bad habit a lot of us seem to have is shooting ourselves in the foot before we even start the race.

We think if we take a certain action, we think we know what the outcome will be, namely that the outcome will be bad so we don’t take that action.

Why is it that the negative self talk takes over so easily?

Why bother working out? You think you know that it won’t help you get in shape.

Why bother with a relationship? You think you know that it won’t work out.

You don’t really know what can come about if you DID take action.

Maybe not what you expected but something else, something different, something that can spark a chain reaction.


You might not apply for a job because you don’t think you’re qualified but what if you are the most qualified out of all the applicants? Or what if you’re not the most qualified but they see from your resume and interview you’re perfect for another job they haven’t advertised yet?

We limit ourselves so much and the WORST PART of it all is that WE ARE NOT CONSCIOUS OF IT.

The thing is – the whole process happens so fast, we don’t take the time to see what’s really going on.

Think about it.

You set about going to do something and then you “forecast” the result in your head.

You run a mental simulation, a simulation I might add that’s based on absolutely nothing.

But even if it’s based on something, namely the past, but the past is the past and the present has a whole different set of variables in play.

And then after that, you get sad based on this assumed forecast you think is true when in reality, it has no basis at all, so you don’t do anything and you’re right back at square one.

What the hell is going on?

You’re not doing something because you’re basing that decision on an outcome that you played out in your mind that isn’t even based on anything and even if it is based on something, has no merit because you don’t have all the present facts, not to mention millions of possibilities that can occur by doing something and then you get sad and don’t do anything.

Again, what the hell is going on?

Really see what’s going on.

For a lot of you, you might be seeing your thought process for the very first time as clear as day right now.

That level of thinking – that thinking that involves you absolutely knowing what will happen if you do X so you don’t do it – that level of thinking is keeping you where you are today.

Let that sink in.

I’ll repeat it again.

That level of thinking – that thinking that involves you absolutely knowing what will happen if you do X so you don’t do it – that level of thinking is keeping you where you are today.

So how do you break free from that level of thinking?


Like the title of the article says:


Be open.

Be curious.

Let it all hit you.

Don’t give into fear.

Fear causes you to miss out on the possibilities of life.

Fear causes you to mentally forecast a scenario that prevents you from taking action because you think you know what’s going to happen.

Now some people will argue that past behaviors are the best predictors of future behaviors.

Well now is the time to change that.

You have the power within you to do and achieve whatever you want. Someone somewhere has had the same challenges as you and they have overcome those challenges. You can as well.

There are so many little things in life that can turn your life around in an instant that can come about from just taking ONE action.

Go for it.

Don’t assume you know what’s going to happen.

And for that matter, don’t try to see all the possibilities that might happen either as that can set you up for disappointment.

You have to be open to anything that might happen.

See what the reactions are.

Do things.

Throw it all against the wall.

It’s one of the best ways to navigate this sometimes confusing journey we call life.

The only limits we have are the ones we place on our ourselves.



“Live Simply”


One thought on “You Have To Be Open Minded To Possibilties

  1. “I’ve lived through many crises in my life, some of them even happened.” Mark Twain

    I think Mr. Twain would agree with you. : )

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