I got everything I went after. A job at a startup. A promotion. A business on the side. Lost 15 lbs. The list of achievements went on and on as my anxiety sat on the back burner, waiting to be miraculously healed through association.
Even though anxiety was clearly causing 80% of my negative outcomes in life, I kept telling myself that if I just achieved an external goal, my anxiety would be healed as a derivative.If you have ever tried this method, then you know how it turned out for me.