I’m transitioning careers and received an interview request. The thought that brings me calm and confidence is that an interview is a conversation to see if we have a want match. The old thought that triggers anxiety is that I’m a failure if I’m not offered the job.

My plan is to notice that old thought and remind myself that I’m not and that, even if it doesn’t work out, I have lots of options. However, I don’t really like putting “even if it doesn’t work out”’ in there.

Looking for feedback on the counterthought. Thank you!