“I don’t visualize failure; I visualize success.”
Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson
I am quite skilled in visualizing failure, imaging the worst possible outcome. I can take any situation, dissect it, examine it, and see all the things that can possibly go wrong. Constantly, over and over again until my anxiety level is sky high and my negative thoughts consume me.
Focusing on the negative is my automatic defense mechanism, a way of preparing myself. And it can be a good thing until it is not. And lately it’s not. I am constantly stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious, always waiting and expecting the worst in all possible situations:
- A road trip would be fun, but what if we get a flat tire on the way?
- If I buy this, I’ll probably just end it returning it because something unexpected with come up.
- I can’t leave my job because I’ll lose everything.
But what if instead of failure, I visualize success:
- After the road trip, I am relaxed and recharged
- I will keep this thing, and use it to bless others
- Taking a leap will allow me to achieve success in another area
I am no longer bound by negativity, weighed down by anxiety.
My thoughts are free.
My potential is limitless.
I AM SOARING.