Many people get so focused on the things that can go wrong that they can’t even see what could go right.
Look, it’s fine to do a solid risk assessment. It’s fine, good even, to be cognizant of the potential hurdles and obstacles. But they’re hurdles and obstacles – they aren’t the main event.
Start by saying “If everything goes exactly right, if nothing prevents me from attaining my goal – what does that path look like?”
The reason this is so powerful is that 90% of obstacles don’t actually have to be dealt with. You can just go around them, because they don’t matter. You don’t have to fix all the potholes on the way to your destination. You can just drive around them and keep going.