Peppy affirmations through repetition and visualizing often achieve the opposite of their intent.
By contrast, Positive thinking is basically an attempt to convince yourself that things will turn out fine, which can reinforce the belief that it would be absolutely terrible if they didn’t.
The ultimate value of a negative path may not be its role in facilitating upbeat emotions or even success. It is simply realism.
The best way to address an uncertain future is to focus more on the worst case scenario.