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“What-if” thoughts can be beneficial in preparing us for potentially harmful situations. However, if you’ve learned to always approach uncertainty with *fear* rather than *hope*, this can become problematic and hinder you from growth and achieving your goals.Chronic “what if” thoughts is a learned cognitive style that can be unlearned. Try to notice when you are engaging in these thoughts and redirect them into more positive ones. By doing this exercise, we can alter our emotional and behavioral responses based on how we are thinking in the present. .If you feel comfortable sharing, I would love for you to redirect a fear-based “what-if” thought you may be experiencing or have experienced in the past (as shown in the post). If not, I encourage you to try this exercise on your own and observe how you feel