Many of us go through life living in accord with the saying "hope for the best and prepare for the worst." This is useful advice to prepare us for how to deal with the unfavorable events in life that we sometimes have to deal with. Unfortunately too many of us spend more time focused on the worst case scenario rather than the best possible outcome. Sometimes we prime ourselves for the disappointment and forget to prepare for a great outcome. We then end up not planning or putting ourselves in the best position to actually get what we want. In fact research shows that people tend to seek out the negative information pertaining to themselves more than the positive information. So hope for the best and prepare for the best. Be ready because things might just turn out as you hoped.
Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis