"The First Bite Is With The Eyes."
Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Mmm... I adore this metaphor, and I use it as a positive self-empowerment tool more and more each day.
Think about your favorite dish at your favorite restaurant.
You imagine it between visits and you imagine it to the point of salivation while waiting for it to arrive at your table, after ordering it.
You delay your gratification as you practice patience because you have no choice but to wait - since this really and simply is the quickest way to get your 'fix'.
Now imagine reading the menu at a new restaurant: you imagine what the dishes might look like... You imagine what each ingredient might taste like in this restaurant... You imagine all the ingredients in the description combined, and you imagine what it will look like when the waiter heads towards you and places it in front of you.
Now imagine these possible outcomes:
A: It is beautiful, possibly impressive or at best beyond your expectations.