How Visualization Made Me a Jetsetter

M I S T E R L E V I U S

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It wasn’t always like this for me.

I used to yearn for more international travel, only being able to scrounge up enough for a trip abroad about every two years. Over the last few years, I’ve harnessed the power- or strategy, if you will- of visualization, imagining that what I want I already have.

In Summer 2013, en route to a couple domestic U.S. flights from Atlanta, I did something a bit more radical than my usual techniques. I bypassed the concourse where I’d need to board my domestic flights and went straight to the International Concourse instead. I walked along the terminal, mesmerized by all the long-haul flights headed to exotic destinations and bucket list cities, imagining with confidence that I’d soon be boarding with the others…and frequently. I imagined myself as a globetrotter. A jetsetter. One time, I even sat at the boarding gate area with actual passengers…

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