Following your dreams is tough. Who said it would be easy? But as the saying goes, anything worth fighting for is worth having. Being a dream catcher comes with a fair amount of setbacks. If not handled properly, these setbacks can cause serious blows to a person’s confidence, resulting in possible anxiety and excessive worry that may begin to fester for days and days like that plate of take out in the back of your fridge.
I am guilty of being a worry ward and come from a long line of family members who worry. To combat this anxiety, I do two things:
Positive Visualization: Imagine positive outcomes for the problem or conflict. Try to imagine what the triumph will feel like, like where you will be or what you will be wearing. Be as detailed in your vision as possible; it will make you feel like it has already happened and that feeling will revitalize your spirits.
Keep It Moving: This is key. The positive visualization allows you see an optimistic outcome. The follow up to the positive vision is action. Try not to dwell on the problem and focus on reaching a resolution. As the title says, “keep It Moving.” By keeping it moving, you won’t have time to get a case of the what ifs: “what if things don’t work out?” or “what if I don’t get the contract?” You could drive yourself batty. Continue to drive forward and over time you will look up and forget that you had a problem in the first place because you worked through it.
Optimistic thoughts plus action are moves in the right direction.
Charles W. (C.W.) Singleton
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