“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable”
Theodore N Vail
Just as a depressed person lives in the past
An anxious person lives in the future.
There is no other time but this very moment.
This means that the person who lives in the past lives in a memory
A memory is not the past
A memory is a thought that you have about the past….now
An anxious person does not live in the future
An anxious person lives in their imagination
An imagination of a future ‘gone wrong’
An anxious person spends so much time in their imagination of a future ‘gone wrong’ they forget to notice they are in a present moment in which they are perfectly ok.
The future they were once anxious about has become the present moment that they are perfectly ok in
Remember, the future is an unknown equation
You can never ‘know’ the future
You can only ‘imagine’ the future
Guard your imagination
It is a wonderful friend when used wisely to create an amazing life
It is a terrible burden when used against yourself to keep your life ‘safe’ and therefore small
About the author
Peter McLinton is a Clarity (3P) Coach and mentor.
He trained with world renowned 3P coach and author Jamie Smart at Regents University in London.
Peter has personally guided hundreds of people to a happier, healthier and more productive life.
If you would like to learn more check out the links below
Peter McLinton: Clarity (3P) Coach and Mentor