Assessing the realization of the prediction of worrying thought

RECALL A SITUATION WHICH YOU PREDICTED NEGATIVELY

Remember Peter, who wanted to go to university but didn’t think he would be selected?

Peter’s prediction of a negative result was so convincing that he abandoned his preparation for the entrance exam. Like Peter, we often believe our ideas will come true and start acting on them. However, thoughts of a negative outcome or disaster are just thoughts – the inner speech that our minds produce. They are not facts and we do not have to act on them. Just because we can think something doesn’t mean that things will happen according to our thoughts.

  • Your task now is to recall a situation that you predicted would end negatively
  • Choose a situation or event that, despite your predictions, ended well
  • Describe your fear of the outcome
  • Conclude by assessing how your prediction came true.
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Describe the situation that you predicted to end negatively (0-100%):

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What did you fear would happen?

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How much did you believe your prediction to be true (0-100%)?

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What was the true end result?

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How much did your prediction really match the reality (0-100%)?

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How can you deal with negative predictions in the future?

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All done.

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