In both books, Rubin outlines her 12 commandments – her 12 principles for living her best life. It got me thinking about my own.
So far, I’ve come up with one:
assume the best
I don’t, at least not yet. I almost always assume the worst. I’ve even tried to convince myself that assuming the worst is a good strategy because if the worst happens, I’ll be prepared and if doesn’t, I’ll be pleasantly surprised. WRONG. In reality, you overreact to the worst and are only half present for the best – the other half is looking over your shoulder for the next disaster (something Brene Brown calls “foreboding joy”).
And you squander all of the moments in between.
So I’m trying the opposite on for size. I already prefer how it feels.
What are your personal commandments?