Most worrying begins with the words ‘what if.’ Is this something you used to say as a child? If you didn’t use these words, did you hear your parents use them? Do you use them now?
It’s easy for us conjure up thoughts in our minds accompanied by images of misfortune, pessimism or thoughts of doom and gloom; where we anticipate a situation where we’re laughed at when these words are used.
Try replacing ‘what if’ with the words ‘so what if’ and see how different the meaning of the sentence sounds.