High Performance

Anchor Thoughts

If you’re afraid of doing something (like flying), but you know it’s something you have to do, here’s how to go about it – thanks to Mel Robbins.

If you’re doing something, you’re doing it achieve something ideal. Think about that ideal and set it as an anchor thought. An anchor thought contextualizes everything you’re doing around that thought. So, rather than thinking about the worst possible outcome or, worse yet, thinking of the fear itself, you focus on the outcome.

As you think about the ideal outcome, your brain convinces itself that the symptoms you’re feeling (butterflies in your stomach, sweating, etc) is not related to fear, but to excitement. And excitement overcomes the fear that stops you from completing the task at hand, taking you one step closer to your ideal future.