Visualization is an age-long practice. It’s something many people do. But not everyone actually does it the right way. Hence, they come up with little or no results. However, most successful people you know today are quite good at it! They use visualization as a mechanism to achieve the results they crave. Today I’ll share some tips on how to visualize success correctly to help you achieve your goals.
Footballers, gymnasts, musicians, entrepreneurs, writers, speakers, actors, you name it; it’s visualization that helps them to reach the next level in their careers. It’s what they envision that propels them to take a step forward!
At this point, you might be asking the question; what is visualization?
Well, it’s all about foresight.
When you visualize, you imagine having reached a destination you intend to reach. You envision achieving certain goals you’ve set. And of course, it becomes more feasible for you to actualize those desired results.
As a matter of fact, when you visualize, you actualize. That’s how it works.
Now, I’m sure you’re eager to find out how to do this. Fret no more, let’s dive right in!
1. Decide What You Want
The very first step you have to take is to decide. What difference exactly do you intend to make in the near future?
Once you provide the answer to this question, then that’s what you want. And that is to say; you’ve started the mission of visualizing your success.
Moreover, while trying to figure out your destiny, you shouldn’t focus on your past. Don’t allow the present situations to weigh you down.
In order to get intentional about what you want for your future, you have to write down those aspirations on paper. They are your goals. And they will give your life a sense of direction and purpose.
2. Imagine Having It
You will agree with me that visualization is all about dreams. Now, in order to get real with those fantasies, you have to imagine that you’re living it…
To make it easier, just try to imagine that you’ve already gotten that result you crave for. In other words, that decision you made (in step one above); just imagine that you have arrived at that destination you aspire to.
See it as if you’ve achieved that goal and that you are living in that future. Absorb that feeling even if the results are not yet there. That’s what a positive mindset is all about.
Sure, it might seem a bit bizarre (okay, a lot bizarre). But then it’s very important that you take this step. Because it is one thing to have a dream and another to actualize it.
And there is no better way to actualize your dreams than to have the feeling of living those dreams from this moment.
It is called “Feeling the feeling of success even when you are yet to get there.” (Yeah, I coined that.)
Remember, the human body finds it difficult to differentiate between fake and real feelings which is why you feel so scared watching a horror movie even when you know it’s not real. The same thing can be applied to the feeling you have about your future; once you imagine that you have it now, then you will feel the impact on your body immediately.
Adopting this particular strategy will simply cut that rope that demarcates your dreams from your reality, and hence, it will be easier to get the results you want.
3. Practice The Thought of Having It Already
Now that you have the thought and mindset of having it, the next step is to practice that thought. At this point in time, you are about to get practical with your goals, your ambition, and above all your destination… So expect it to be scary!
Of course, most times, we feel so hysteric when we are faced with a new practical challenge; especially the ones we have no clue about.
Once you decide to take that big step that could change your identity, you might experience that feeling of impostor syndrome. You will feel like you are not good enough, and that perhaps you are just going too far.
That is why your brain will likely tremble over practicing that thought of having it already. If you feel this way, it’s actually normal. And as a matter of fact, it indicates that you are heading in the right direction.
But, be bold. Because, it’s not just about knowing how to visualize success, it’s about practicing it!
You’ve developed that thought and feeling of having it, right? Now is the time to practice that feeling. Now is the time to behave like a successful person.
Let all your actions (right now) be in line with the actions you’d take if you were already successful. That is the best way to obtain your dream results this very moment.
4. Look For Moments of Serendipity
This is simply an unintended but fortunate moment of discovery. Looking for such a moment in the right way will have a remarkable impact on your life.
The actual result might not come through immediately when you start visualization. However, you will definitely experience some surprising changes along the way!
Just look out for such surprises.
Of course, by doing so, things will begin to happen differently. You will discover ways to simplify things and get good results. And hence, you won’t work too hard but too smart.
5. Practice Visualization
Do you want to really learn how to visualize success? Then start practicing it every day. It’s as simple as that. Don’t just wait for that right moment to visualize, make it a habit.
It won’t take much of your time to make this activity a routine. Somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes (every day) will do. And it is actually a fun-filled activity because it gives you the opportunity to peer into a pleasant future.
I’m sure you feel great whenever you fantasize about something good about the future? Well, that’s the exact feeling this practice will offer you.
Moreover, it is very positive to visualize a successful future because if you don’t, you will be left with no option than to visualize sad failures in the past. Which is the exact opposite of what you’re trying to achieve!
Visualizing success is a very healthy practice. It helps you to start living in success instead of dwelling on failure.
Once you learn how to visualize success, you will move in a positive direction. This is because instead of regenerating your past failure, your brain will direct your focus towards creating a successful future, and hence, you will design for yourself the exact life you want to live!
Your actions will simply go right instead of wrong and the best results will follow.
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