We live in a world where people are continually coached to overanalyze any action that could be viewed as risky. Obviously, it’s good to try to mitigate risk before acting, but too often people end up paralyzing themselves to inaction by focusing on what could go wrong.
What if we shifted that thinking to “What could go right?”
What could go right when trust your associates to complete a task?
What could go right if you boldly pursue a Fortune 500 company?
What could go right if you create targeted and relevant content marketing?
What could go right when you allow your creativity to flow?
What could go right when you form a partnership to help grow your business?
What could go right if you do something you’ve never done before?
It’s always good to think about potential risks when doing something new or bold. However, don’t get bogged down by thinking about the things that could go wrong. Assess the risks, mitigate them, then act. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.