Stuck? Pessimistic? Imagine more ways forward
Donald Miller of StoryBrand said that when he gets stuck, he writes down 25 what if … statements. And then, suddenly, he begins to see ways forward.
This exercise works. What if is what fuels our imagination and suspends our disbelief.
If you can’t see a way forward, you’ll be negative. No wonder.
If you see only 1 way, you’ll maybe be a little hopeful and a whole lot stressed.
If you see 25 ways forward, you’ll be a whole lot hopeful and also more strategic.
You’ll think in positive possibilities: what if I could do that? Would it be so hard?
“The more pathways forward you can think of, the more hope you’ll have.“ — Jane McGonigal, SuperBetter
Write down 25 what-if paths and you’ll have hope. You’ll be more optimistic. You’ll see the possibilities.