Creating a consistent and positive mindset, as the creative begins their work, is critical to success, whether in visual art, writing, or performing. The ability to stay focused, while quieting creative anxiety and fear of failure and rejection, is foundational if the world is going to have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of their amazing talents. A powerful technique to use in preparing for optimal performance as a creative is visualization. If one cannot imagine performing well in their creative endeavors, if they cannot ‘see’ in their mind’s eye doing well, then they will have very little chance of actually creating outstanding work.