As a human and as a coach, I stand for using the imagination as a tool for creation, not for worry.
My coaching role model, Steve Chandler, taught me this distinction, and now I see it everywhere.
You can use your imagination to envision the future YOU FEAR—one that’s ripe with worst case scenarios and disappointments, unrecoverable failures and powerlessness—and then live timidly so as to avoid all that could go wrong (because you’ve given that possible bad fate so much of your energy, it’s become all the more frightening; a boogeyman of epic (though entirely self-created!) proportion).
Or, you can use your imagination to envision the future YOU WANT—the joy, the success, the connection, the health, the you-name-it—and then live fully, robustly, and confidently (because you’ve decided that's the future you’ll engender for yourself).
One is PASSIVE (“What’s going to happen to me?!”), while the other is ACTIVE (“What will I make happen for myself?”).
One is a VICTIM mentality, while the other is an OWNER mentality.
If we all truly have the power to create our reality through the thoughts we think and the beliefs we believe (and we do!), then why not use our imaginations to think up some really awesome, really desirable states of affairs for ourselves...instead of using them to fear the worst, as though we’re living life on some kind of dread spectrum, hopeful things will be slightly less bad than we fear they’ll be.
Where do you need to shift out of a worry mindset and into a creation mindset? Want some help? (It’s easier to do with a buddy.) Comment below or email me, and we can hop on the phone to get you owning the future you want.