I used to be certain that nothing–not even mindfulness–would quiet my anxiety. I found it difficult to be still because of anxiety’s constant stream of racing thoughts, tumultuous emotions, and halting actions. Not only could I not be present in each moment, I didn’t want to be present in each moment. I worried that if I stopped being anxious, I wouldn’t earn success in any of the areas of my life. Anxiety had tricked me into believing that without it, I couldn’t move forward into a quality life. I used to listen to anxiety, but no longer. I found success once I used mindfulness to quiet my anxiety.