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“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.
Secrets of success shared on It’s All in Finding the Right Words!
The Secret of Success
- The secret of getting ahead is getting started.Mark Twain
- Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.Swami Sivananda
- Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. Wilma Rudolph
- If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own. …
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Today started out like any other. After ensuring that my children arrived safely at their respective schools, I settled in for my twenty-five mile commute. Cruising down the interstate at a brisk pace, I engaged in my favorite pastime as a responsible driver: scrolling rapidly through the presets on my radio. This is generally a mindless activity as I seek to avoid commercials and political advertisements while anxiously awaiting the next traffic update, just in case an accident, stalled car, or adventurous animal necessitate an alternate route.
During the fifth rotation or so, the following words grabbed my attention, effectively halting the rapid movement of my index finger:
If you want to be successful, you have to jump; there is no way around it.
My ears perked up as I listen to one of my favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey, explained that success required taking risks. So intrigued by his message, I did an internet search Steve Harvey jump in the parking garage before exiting my vehicle. I found the clip on YouTube, and I wanted to share it here. It is a short video, only 1 minute and 56 seconds but well worth it. ENJOY!