Worst Case and Best Case Scenario
Anytime I’m scared to take action I ask myself, what’s the worst case scenario? Often the worst case scenario isn’t that bad at all.
I’ll then ask myself what’s the best case scenario? Then I realize there’s no reason why I shouldn’t take action.
For instance, for the On Deck Writer fellowship, one of my friends recommended that I host a community workshop where I can share my experience writing every day.
I felt scared at first. The cohort is incredibly talented. Many fellows have years of experience writing. What do I have to offer?
So I aked myself, what’s the worst case scenario?
The worst case scenario is I propose the session and no one is interested. Alternatively, I host the session and I completely bomb.
That’s not the end of the world.
How about the best case scenario?
The best case scenario is people find the session incredibly valuable, they’re inspired to take action, and I make a bunch of new friends.
Framed in this way, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t take action. At least no reason why I shouldn’t at least try.