I have it on good authority that I can be a bit anxious. It’s not just the constant fidgeting and obsessive planning, either. Apparently my imagination can get away with me and I have a tendency to worry about hypothetical bad situations.
While I certainly think that a healthy level of concern and contingency planning is a good thing (I can thank spending time with engineers for that), maybe every thought about the future doesn’t have to be the absolute worst case scenario. It is nice being pleasantly surprised all the time, however, when things work out far better than I had imagined!
In all seriousness, though, taking some time to re-imagine yourself and your business as a “best case scenario” has been a healthy exercise for me. So long as the time is taken to construct an action plan detailing how you / the business will reach these goals.
When doing this, it is important to start at the top, so to speak. Don’t start with where you are now and determine the path you can take and see where you will end up. Instead, begin with the end and then construct the path. This way you are not held back by your current situation.
That being said, it is important to be grounded in reality. Sorry to say it, but all our parents lied to us. We can’t be anything we want to be, and that’s ok. Who wants all those choices, anyway? I sure don’t.
So take some time on a regular basis to re-imagine yourself or your business. If you don’t, then what are you working for?