Not if, but when?

Photo courtesy of Peg Hunter (Creative Commons)

Photo courtesy of Peg Hunter (Creative Commons)

How often do you say “if such and such happens”?

The more positive version is “when such and such happens.”

I have realized that I approach things differently when I think of things as “if” events. I imagine how nice it would be, and hope that it will happen, but there’s also a part of me that accepts from the beginning that it most likely will not happen and I don’t try as hard.

Yes, I just said that. I don’t try as hard.

But for those “when” events – I put my all into it – even while I’m scared. I work like crazy to make it happen, and I do everything in my power to make it a reality. No matter how far-fetched the idea is, if I approach it as “when this becomes reality” – the expectation is that it will.

What things in your life do you need to approach as “when they happen” instead of “if they happen”?