8. Practice Transcending Doubt Through Reframing And Visualization
“The what if’s and the should-have’s will eat your brain.” -John Callaghan
A lot of doubt that you experience is the past priming to failure and the anticipation of unfavorable conditions and outcomes. When you choose to change the structures and meaning that you offer to failure and unfavorable situations, you change the way you fundamentally react to them.
We know that visualizing positive and favorable outcomes works for peak performance athletes who see themselves having a great race and winning in their minds over and over again. Visualizing favorable outcomes instead of only worst-case scenarios works wonders on your levels of confidence and breaking through the fog of self-doubt.
Increase your levels of hope, expectation and optimism and continue to engage in experiences that enhance those outcomes.
Reframe doubt and failure and change the meaning that you assign to them.
Instead on dwelling in doubt and worst-case scenarios, visualize positive and favorable outcomes.
Hope, optimism and positive expectation are very effective in dissolving doubt.