#7 Attribution Style:
Best-Case vs. Worst-Case Scenario Thinking
Concept; Whether a person first looks at the problems, dangers, threats, difficulties, challenges of a situation or the opportunities, possibilities, wonders, excitements, and thrill determines whether their mind goes first to worst- or best-case scenarios.
Sorting for the best-case scenario orients one in an optimistic, hopeful, goal-oriented, and empowered way. Sorting for the worst-case scenario orients one in a pessimistic, negative, and problem-infused way. When overdone, pessimistic thinking generates feelings of hopelessness.
Language and Pacing: Those who think pessimistically first will speak about problems, dangers, threats, difficulties, etc. Meet them at that model of their world- Those who think optimistically will first talk about dreams, visions, solutions, ideas, suggestions, etc. Pace where they begin, then lead to the other side of the continuum. This develops flexibility of consciousness.