I have an active imagination.
It's incredibly useful when I'm trying to think of a snappy headline.
It's horribly limiting when I'm trying to reach a little higher on a rock climbing route or fall asleep in a relaxed state.
I have a well-honed ability to run "what-if?" scenarios through my head at lightning speed.
I can imagine all the spectacular ways I could fall - oh sure, there's a mat, but the corner of that mat is all worn down, what if I fall on the corner? What if I fall exactly where the 2 mats meet? I'll literally slip through the crack and crack myself in 2 - no thank you.
At night I worry incessantly about things that might happen. It's INSANE.
I have been trying to teach myself to imagine positive things. While no good can come from worrying, there is a whole creative visualization industry behind the idea that if you THINK it, it's practically real.
While I'm not sure about thinking money will fall from the sky and then waiting for it to happen, I do think it's better to be positive than negative. I'm trying.. trying...
But what if?
Must picture myself as successful published author who is worry-free, relaxed, and a risk-taking rock climber
Hey - when I look at it that way, the author part seems much more achievable than the rest of the sentence!