“What If Monkeys” are always asking “What if it doesn’t work?” And while there is certainly a need to evaluate risks and have plans to handle any downside, the “What if Monkey” tends to carry caution to an excessive obsession, compulsively binding you to your comfort zone, and in time can eventually become an emotional jailer.
Everything in life has some level of risk yet the greatest risk of all is to attempt to run no risk. Most “what ifs” never happen and you know what? If they do you, you will find a way. Believe in yourself, your dreams, abilities, and resilience.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. If you are going to doubt anything, doubt your limits.
“The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963, poet
“Doubt is best removed by action.” – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe, 1749-1832
“What If Monkeys are always asking ‘What if it doesn’t work?’ and coming up with catastrophic failure scenario. All of these questions are externally oriented. They never turn this tendency internally and ask “What if the problem is with my imagination and fears running amok and ruining my life?.” – Marc MacYoung
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier