Well-meaning friends and family members are full of advice and support when we are pursuing that ambitious goal or that risky next step. Some might ask, “what’s the worst that can happen?” While seemingly supportive and encouraging, research has shown that the appropriate retort is, “what’s the best that can happen?” Research has shown that visualizing success – rather than focusing on failure – can provide you with the confidence, conviction and commitment to make that future state come true. At ETFCM, we are building tools to help you to visualize what’s possible.
The next time you’re feeling nervous about an event or activity, take a few minutes to think and write down the best outcomes — instead of dwelling on what could go wrong. Then spend some time internalizing all the positive possibilities. Look at your list and gather your courage to act.