Our default setting is survival, and survival makes us look at the negatives.
We judge what will go wrong so we can dodge the bullet.
Dodging bullets is good, but there are rarely bullets to dodge. This is where our negative programming and survival instinct works against us. Things are rarely as bad as our survival instinct has us believe.
With this in mind, is it worthwhile approaching something with the best case scenario in mind, rather than the worst?
It goes against your nature, making it tricky, but it could get you a better result. You might also enjoy doing it.