When you’re 48 you aren’t new to the game of life. You’ve been in and played quite a few rounds and you learn from that, if you’ve been paying attention.
One thing I’ve learned is that when I dwell on the negative, worrying about something in the future that is yet to happen, it usually ends up being far less troubling than I ever imagined. So, I look at that track record and I trust in that when in limbo.
On the other hand, when I feel really good about the future and I start ascribing super success to an idea I have put forth or a project, at those times it ends up being a little less than I had projected. In other words, I try to keep my feet on the ground even when my head is in the clouds.
Keeping medium is the secret. Assume the best but never too much. That way, you really can’t lose. IN all these things it is so important to “live in the now.” There really is no future or past, there is only now. This is derived from a Buddhist perspective. Meditate, remain calm, hope for the best but stay realistic. These two thoughts have helped me in life when dealing with things that haven’t happened yet.