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How To See Potential Futures


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Humans don't like risk.

Whenever an action will yield questionable results, it makes us stop and think.

Whenever an action will yield potentially BAD results, it almost guarantees we won't take action.

It doesn't help that our conscious brains can only perceive a tiny sliver of what's really going on.

This tends to make things seem WAY more risky than they are.

Since part of our reptilian brains are always sorting for danger.

Which makes it see potential fears everywhere.

Even in vagueness.

This comes across in weird ways.

When we are contemplating ANY action, and the outcome is vague, even that will give us pause.

If we do A, we'll get B, and then maybe C, but beyond that, it's just a vague cloudy future.

And our reptilian looks into that cloudy future and even though there's NOTHIG there, it imagines fears.

To make matters worse, our cognitive dissonance won't even allow us to see the potential fear out in the vague future.

So we focus on the primary or secondary outcomes.

And we use THOSE as an excuse for NOT taking action.

It's kind of like walking slowly through an unfamiliar dark room.

You have to walk slowly and not lift your feet up very much.

Otherwise you might trip.

Even though you're pretty sure there's nothing there, it still feels instinctively safe to go slower than you want to.

So most of the time, unless we can see a GUARANTEED positive result, we usually won't take action.

Worse, that guaranteed result usually has to be the primary or secondary result we can predict.

But just like you can turn the light on in a dark room, you can turn the light on in your mind.

The better you can imagine things, the further out you'll see.

Meaning instead of seeing A causing B (and only B) and maybe what B will cause, you'll see a lot more.

You'll immediately see four or five things that A might cause.

And then another four or five things each one of those will cause.

That means within the primary and secondary outcomes, you've got about 20 different things that COULD happen.

So instead of comparing A and B to "vague danger," you're comparing about twenty potentially GOOD THINGS to "vague danger."

Because this happens naturally, it will come across as feeling confident and spontaneous, instead of feeling timid and fearful.

How do you develop this skill?

By exercising your brain in ways to increase your imagination power.

So you can see BEYOND the obvious, and out into the potential.

Learn How:


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