How can we quickly bounce back and move on when things don’t go as we expected or hoped?

Imagine them going wrong. Visualise what you hope for not happening – in every little detail. Imagine the thing most wish for not happening. What would that look and feel like?

The purpose of this is not to bum us out, but it’s firstly to be ready for the possibility for it not turning out how we hoped, to imagine it in our minds (which is where the reality will occur too, should it not work out), and also to prepare us to deal with a life where it doesn’t happen for us.

And not only that, once you’ve already visualised it, if it does actually go pear shaped, you’ll already have had some experience with the situation, as you already imagined yourself being in that situation. You’ll have already been there.