What anxiety and confidence have in common are….stories. The stories we visualize, the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories we choose to believe about ourselves.
Anxious people visualize the most unfavorable outcome of a given situation. They tell themselves negative stories about about themselves, their work, relationships, situation, sport, etc. The internalize it, believe it, and live it.
Confident people visualize the most favorable outcome of a given situation. They tell themselves positive stories about themselves, their work, relationships, situation, sport, etc. They internalize it, believe it, and live it.
Both the anxious and confident have viewpoints on obstacles and challenges.
Anxious people see a challenges as an obstacles. Confident people see an obstacles as a challenges. (Click to Tweet this quote)
Something to make you go…hmm! Here’s the thing in either case the story does not have to be true…it just boils down to what you choose to believe is true. The most confident and successful people lie to themselves, or tell themselves stories over and over about the favorable outcome they want until it happens.
What will you choose to believe about you?
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