Here is the deal: if I enter a meeting with fear of failing, I probably have a hard time, not to fail.
If I see myself succeeding by telling the truth and go for a win-win situation, there is a big chance to succeed.
Conclusion: Expect the best and visualize the perfect outcome in order to provide best possibilities to succeed 🙂
We humans have an inbuilt prevention-plan: we better don’t expect the best so we don’t have to deal with hurting disappointment. I suggest: dare to expect the best and be flexible in interpreting the outcome. In case anything goes wrong: at least you dared and you might have learned something about it.