In five years, where do you see your self? What do you see your future partner looking like? What amount of money can you afford? These are all questions that you can confidently answer. What would you do if you were asked these questions? Also, do you think you have all the answers? Congratulations! Congratulations!
You don’t have to be stumped by all of the questions. There’s a tool that can help: visualization.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines visualization as “the act or process of seeing something or someone in your mind” or “forming an image of it”. It’s like looking through a lens. Your unconsciousness, imagination, deepest desires and your subconsciousness all come together to create a picture of your life.
Visualization of sports
For a long time, visualization has been used in sports. The famous quote by Muhammad Ali “If I can imagine it and my heart can believe in it, then it is possible for me to achieve it” already demonstrates that he believed in visualization. He’s not the only person who used visualization to achieve his success in sports. Arnold Schwarzenegger believed in visualization and continued to imagine what he wanted. The same method was used later in politics and acting. An study published by Neuropsychologia showed that the ability to imagine moving certain parts of the body almost trains your muscles as well as the actual movement. Our minds are literally extremely powerful!
Visualization at Work
“Anything that you can think of, you can make.”
Oprah is the best, and you can’t argue with her. Oprah isn’t the only one who believes in affirmations and visualizations. Jim Carrey reportedly wrote a check for over $ 10,000,000 every night back when he was not yet famous. Three years later, he was rewarded with exactly the same amount for his role in Dumb and Dumber.
Visualization, also known as imagery, can help you achieve financial goals and reduce stress. It is widely used by healthcare professionals to manage stress. Studies show that imagery training has reduced stress levels in novice surgeons. This is also true for police officers. It is clear that visualization works in all situations and for all people: it helps you achieve your goals, visualize your future, deal with stress, and so much more.
Visualization in practice
How can you make it happen in real life? How can you harness the power of visualization to reap all its benefits? You need to visualize the situation as vividly as you can. This includes all of your senses, including smell, sound, taste, and hearing. Many people find it easier to close their eyes. Others prefer to write the entire thing down, rather than just thinking about it.
There are many ways to get into the “visualization mood” as there is no visualization button on our heads. Meditation one is one. If you’re new to this technique and want to learn more about guided meditations, the six-phase meditation by Vishen Lakhani is another. It is extremely powerful and will help you to imagine your future self.
Your mind will benefit from writing affirmations daily. Write affirmations in the present tense. Be careful not to use too many words. Begin with “I”, followed by what you would like to have accomplished or where you are going in the future. “I am strong and can face any adversity with grace,”, “I have a publishing company with 100 employees and five offices around the world.” Similar to meditation, be specific. It is because our brain can’t distinguish between fiction and truth. Your brain will believe you have a publishing empire, and you will start acting in that way unconsciously. You can add some embodiment to the situation and consider a position that includes a specific affirmation. Your body will “save it” and the more you practice it, the faster you will be able to reach the future mindset.
A visionboard is another way to visualize your future. More information about the vision board can be found in ” Let me Introduce You to a Remarkable Individual“. You will need a blank poster to fill with images and snippets from magazines. This could be for 6 months, 3 or even more years. The finished vision board should be displayed prominently in your apartment or office so you can easily recall it.
It’s all about visualizing. It’s important to approach it with an open mind and be curious. You will try different options until you find the best one for you. It is possible to do it anywhere, on the train, at home or at work. Visualization is a powerful tool that can help you create the life of your dreams.