WHAT IF_________?: "What if I don't get the promotion? What if we break up? What if I fail? ' What if's' can lower your energy and self-esteem, destroying goals and dreams, not to mention your mood. One way to keep yourself on track is to "What if" in a positive way. Ask yourself, "What if I DO get the promotion? What if we stay together?" Next time the 'what if's' attempt to bring you down, turn it around and ask yourself, "What if I am successful?"