When you convince yourself the worst is going to happen - I mean the very, VERY worst, usually it doesn't and you're pleasantly surprised with the only 95 percent-awful result. And even when the very VERY worst does come to pass, at least you get the satisfaction of predicting it was coming.
The lesson here is to always expect the worst. Be quick to anger and premature regret. You can only be pleasantly surprised or validated in your miserable, pessimistic existence.