If you're a Six, you've heard that you succumb to worst-case scenario thinking.
Read this blog post to learn how the term "worst-case scenario" almost kept me from realizing I was a Six.
If you read that post, you know that a Six is situational in their assessment of worst-case scenarios.
We aren't talking about the ULTIMATE worst-case scenario (like a nuclear bomb), we're talking scenarios like:
The gift of the enneagram is AWARENESS.
Once we realize that we are prone to worst-case scenario thinking, we can start to look for the signals our bodies give us when we experience anxiety.
For me, I realize I'm holding my breath and my heart feels like it's in a vize.
My thoughts are making me feel panic and I freeze!
It's at that moment that:
That's the key! Is there a better chance that the worst-case scenario will happen or the most likely scenario?
I think you'll find this tool so useful.
Next time you feel that grip of anxiety grab your heart and a terrifying thought seizes your mind, ask yourself, "Is this the worst-case scenario or most likely scenario?"
If it's the worst-case scenario, flip it!
Will you try this and report back? I'd love to hear how it works for you!