If you can see the goal, see the prize, in your mind’s eye then you’ll be much more likely to achieve it.
As A.L. Linall, Jr. said, “Visualization and belief in a pattern of reality, activates the creative power of realization.”
If you believe you can’t visualise, let me challenge that.
Whenever you worry, you are visualising a terrible outcome. You are imagining something that might happen, something that isn’t real.
So… there is no reason you can’t perform a mind shift and start visualising what can go wrong.
It takes time to perfect the art of positive visualisation. It takes time to get to the point where you believe what you see, and where your mind can’t tell the difference between the visualisation and reality (and your mind is no longer arguing that the visualisation and reality don’t match). For example, if you’re struggling financially, you probably worry like hell about how you’re going to make it through the month on what little money you have. You look at your bank statement and sure enough, it’s down to the bare bones. Heavy dose of reality!
And then you’re up all night worrying because of that reality.
But… you can de-stress and focus on what you want to go right. This isn’t some silly imagination game that kids play. It’s a creative force!
Visualise your ideal outcome, regardless of where you’re starting right now. See what you want to see. In the above example, instead of seeing yourself being evicted from your home and having your car repossessed, visualise yourself doing something you are good at and something you love to do, and being handsomely compensated for it. Visualise those numbers in your bank account going up and up and up.
Do this again and again, over and over, persistently (for at least 30-90 days) until that image becomes as normal to you as the terrible images that come from your worried imagination.
What’s really stunning about this is that when this visualisation imprints in your subconscious mind, you will naturally and effortlessly start seeing ways to make it happen!
Your brain will be primed for action. It will recognise your visualisation as a command because it likes to match your physical reality to what’s in your imagination.
You’ve heard the phrases, “What you think about, comes about,” or “Ask, and ye shall receive.” Your mental image is the command, the asking – and then your brain sets to work making it happen! You’ll notice people, situations, resources and opportunities come up out of nowhere. And if you unhesitatingly take action on these things that come into your awareness, you will very quickly transform your situation and your visualisation will become your reality.
Or, you can keep worrying and let that become your reality.
Inspired by a blog post on http://kid-goal-setting.blogspot.com/