WANT it – you might get it.

IMAGINE it – you might get it.

BELIEVE it – you WILL get it!!

Now find some evidence to build your BELIEF on!

This is a development on Coué’s idea of ‘Self-conflict’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coué .  Essentially, if ther is conflict between will and imagination, imagination tends to win.  You get what you imagine, not what you want.  But the role of belief is powerful – if you can find some evidence to increase your belief in what you’re imagining, you will get a better result.  So just coping with a situation a bit better than before is evidence.  Knowing that you can smile at something in the middle of a bad day is evidence.

Look for your evidence – and treasure it.