The Importance of Negative Visualization

Aly Juma
Aly Juma
Nov 30, 2017 · 4 min read

1. Appreciate what you have

First and foremost, this technique makes you quickly appreciate what you have in life. Your health, your family, your opportunities, and more.

2. Understand the possible outcomes

Second is the ability to set expectations upfront and be far more honest with yourself. What could go wrong? How would you handle such scenarios? Can you overcome or plan for them?

3. Realize it’s not so bad

Finally, this practice can help you realize the things that you are afraid of are not as bad as you made them out to be. What if you lost your job? What if you had to move to a much smaller apartment? What if your work turns out to be a failure?

“Nothing happens to the wise man against his expectation,” he wrote to a friend. “. . . nor do all things turn out for him as he wished but as he reckoned — and above all he reckoned that something could block his plans.”

Seneca in Letters to Lucilius

Negative visualization is a powerful technique that we could all benefit from now and again. So how do you do it?


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