4 Simple Visualization Techniques To Accomplish Anything

4 Simple Visualization Techniques To Accomplish Anything

The Secret of Accomplishing Anything

Want to achieve more? Create more? Manifest more? Accomplish anything you set your mind to? Become the person you know you can be? There is a scientific secret of millionaires and top athletes who use one key tool to harness and steer their subconscious mind so that they live their superpowers and create the dream life they desire.

Accomplish Anything

In this presentation, I’m going to share with you the exact technique they use – and that, used as I demonstrate below – can help you accomplish anything and everything you desire. This secret is visualization and here is the science of why it works…

Visualization “Rehearses” Success

Visualization literally installs a “preferred future” into the brain as if it existed in present time. When we visualize a future process or goal, the brain instructs our neurons to “perform” the action. This lays down a new neural pathway — clusters of neurons that create memories and learned behaviors — and that prepares our body to act consistent with what we imagined.

Seeing is Believing

When you mentally rehearse an “outcome visualization” (using all your senses to visualize a goal) or a “process visualization” (where you rehearse the steps you will take to achieve your goal), it’s like putting your mind and body through a “free” test run. The mental imagery you create impacts multiple cognitive processes in the brain: motor control, attention, perception, planning, and memory. So the brain is literally getting trained for actual performance during visualization.

Visualization Accelerates Your Success

Because your mind can’t tell the difference between image and reality (think of how you flinch during scary scenes at movies), you will already have a head start when you take action toward your goals.

How Superstars Use The Secret Of Visualization To Accomplish Anything…

Visualization Turns Desires Into Reflexes

In the science of enhanced performance, the “seeing is believing effect” turn desires into instincts. Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Gold Medalist Skier says, “I always visualize the run before I do it”, while literally moving her body in place as she pictures her descent down the course. “By the time I get to the start gate,” she reveals, “I’ve run that race 100 times already in my head, picturing how I’ll take the turns”.

Rehearse Twice, Swing Once

Similarly, World Champion Golfer, Jack Nicklaus admitted: “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head”.

The Ultimate Affirmation

Legendary heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, used a blend of different visualizations to enhance his performance in the ring, including affirmation, mental rehearsal, and perhaps the most powerful self-visualization of personal worth ever uttered: “I am the greatest.”

Visualization is an Interior “Dress Rehearsal” For Success

Visualization – as with “I am the greatest” – creates a “structured reality” that makes it easier to step into with precision. Arnold Schwarzenegger says of his cinematic and political ascent, “it’s the same process I used in bodybuilding: what you do is create a vision of who you want to be — and then live that picture as if it were already true”.

Visualization Is Like Stepping Into Bigger Shoes – or a Whole Body

As a young man, Arnold visualized his own body as growing into famed bodybuilder Reg Park. “The model was there in my mind; I only had to grow enough to fill it… the more I focused in on this image and worked and grew, the more I saw it was real and possible for me to be like him.”

Similarly, a young, impoverished Jim Carrey famously wrote himself a check for $10 million for “acting services rendered”, dated it for 1994, and carried it in his wallet for daily inspiration. In 1994, Carrey made exactly $10 million for his starring role in Dumb and Dumber, and tens of millions more thereafter.

The Science Of Visualization

The Science of Visualization and Why it Works

To explore the effectiveness of visualization, Australian Psychologist Alan Richardson took a group of basketball players, divided them in 3 groups and tested each player’s ability to make free throws.

  • The first group practiced 20 minutes every day.
  • The second would only visualize themselves making free throws, but were not allowed to touch a ball.
  • The third one would neither practice nor visualize.

The results astonished everyone. The group that only visualized nearly matched the group who practiced diligently, daily. The third group didn’t improve at all.

Guang Yue, an exercise psychologist from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, compared people who went regularly to the gym with people who carried out virtual workouts in their heads. He found that a 30% muscle increase in the group who went to the gym. However, the group of participants who conducted mental exercises of the weight training increased muscle strength by almost half as much (13.5%). And had far less dirty laundry.

As a child, Emilie Autumn, the great violinist, rehearsed the entire Pachelbel’s Canon in D mentally every night. When she played it, wowing audiences, the notes flowed as if by magic.

Visualization works in every area of life. Do you want to eat less per meal? Face a colleague or family member with a challenging conversation? Socialize for success even if you are shy? Then use the exact same process – outlined in the following slides – that lifted Oprah, Muhammad Ali, Jim Carrey and countless athletic champions into new levels of success….

To activate visualization, you don’t need to believe in any metaphysical, faith or spiritual ideas. It is a purely neurological process. You don’t even have to believe it works for it to work for your benefit. There are four basic steps to create effective creative visualization. But before you begin, take a couple of deep breaths, let go of all tension, and close your eyes. Relaxation dissolves resistance. So find a quiet spot or quiet time, then begin…

The 4 Easy Steps To Perfect Visualization

Visualization Step #1. Establish your Goal

Decide on something you would like to have, enjoy, be, work toward or create. It can be a new love, a better relationship, a job, a business success, an internal healing from past hurt, more happiness or health or peace with someone with whom you’re in conflict.

[Tip]: If you start small – say losing one belt size rather than ten – you can create a few victories and witness how powerful “rehearsing” success can be in actually attaining it. This is especially effective in eliminating procrastination. Small victories inspire the motivation to create bigger ones.

Visualization Step #2. Create a Detailed, Sensually-Rich Picture of That Goal Already Attained

Create a mental “scene” of your desired outcome as if it already achieved – and visualize it as happening right now. As real as what’s currently around you. In your imagination, what do you see? What do you hear? What’s moving in that picture? What is still? What can you smell or touch or taste? Who’s in it? How do they feel? How do you feel in that picture? Include as many sensual details as you can.

[Tip]: To draw out more details, draw a picture or create a vision board, a collage board of this scene achieved, what it would feel like if you have achieved your desire right now. Or, according to Kay Porter, Ph.D., a sports-psychology consultant and the author of The Mental Athlete, advises, write out how your desired goal or state unfolds into reality, detail by detail.

[Tip]: Be the Star, Not the Audience of Your Visualization

When you visualize yourself performing the desired activity or achieving the desired state, be sure to imagine it from your own perspective looking out – rather than default as most people do, which is observing from outside, as if watching a movie. Remember – you are inhabiting this visualized state – and are not a mere spectator.

Visualization Step #3. Focus, Repeat, Focus, Repeat, Focus

Repetition adds extra power to your visualization. Try this – put an alarm on your phone and place yourself in that “scene” several times a day – even every hour on the hour. Integrate the feeling of this imagined “current” reality into your day and night – and it will blend into who you are. Its inevitability will grow more and more natural and “evident” to your brain; the desired reality will increasingly feel as if it is already your reality. All you need to do is step into it, action-by-action.

[Tip]: Joyfully Course Correct During your visualizations. The beauty of visualization is that you can practice new patterns and actions in your mind without fear of failure in the physical world. Visualization allows you to make multiple attempts to get it right – before you even try it once out there with others. By trying alternatives and correcting mistakes during visualization, you are programming your mind to help you overcome obstacles fluidly and as an accepted part of the process of success down the line.

Visualization Step #4. Add a Surge of Positive Energy

As you focus on your goal, now add in positive, encouraging vibes. Make strong positive statements to yourself: that your goal exists; that it has already come or is now coming to you. That it is good. That good is coming to you.

Now, blend into that mix your own positive emotions, laugh, smile, and celebrate the victory as it is occurring in your imagination. When you add these “affirmations” in the spirit of celebration, you naturally dissolve inner resistance, self-doubt and negative habits of thought. You suspend disbelief and reinforce experiencing the feeling that what you desire is real, good, possible and enjoyable as it is occurring in the moment, now.

“The only way we get better at mental imagery”, says Tammy Miller, a speech coach in State College, Pennsylvania, “is by practicing it”. And you can improve each visualization by establishing specific actions upon completion. Here are some ways to accelerate your success toward your goals by transitioning into action.

1: Immediately write down 5 actions you can take right now to get you closer to your goal.

2: Review each action and decide if it’s a useful step – or a distraction or detour from your goal.

This “transition” into action is called having a “positive focus”. This technique, used by ceos, athletes, politicians, startup founders and public speakers, creates a direct line from visualized success to the decisive actions that walk you more quickly into that success. This one tactic cures what has been the most damning criticism of works like “The Secret”, which often stop at visualization, and don’t counsel follow-up action. Creative visualization is powerful, but it cannot create results without actions that earn them.

The simplest and most universal way to “transitioning” your visualization into your day-to-day life is to begin to live as if you have succeeded in your goal! Carry yourself, speak, dress, gesture, and in general, look, sound and act like the person you want to be.

By taking immediate action and planning the path to success in detail, you will avoid the fantasist’s error of ignoring obstacles. This is the difference between effectively visualizing positive results and sloppily fantasizing. Work in the real world must be done in line with your visualizations.

This is where “process visualization” comes in particularly handy. For example, if you wanted to be a better basketball player (as I do!) it’s more useful to focus visualization on your ball handling, your footwork, moving between opposing players and releasing the ball with perfect balance and spin – rather than simply imagining it swooshing through the hoop over and over again, as if by magic. Then, after each visualization, you can enact on the court what you have rehearsed in your mind.

By focusing on actionable tasks rather than the ultimate destination, you are accomplishing several things. You…

  • eliminate self-defeating thoughts because the goal is closer
  • reinforce positive behavior because you can act on it immediately
  • defeat procrastination because you get right into action

What happens if you find negative or self-doubting thoughts arising during your visualization – as often happens. Simple. As soon as you notice a negative thought like “I can’t dribble the ball that fast”, just replace it with a counter-positive thought such as, “I can dribble fast!” and visualize yourself doing it. Maintaining a clear, positive mental vision of the actions you plan to take will dissolve self-doubting thoughts from taking root.

Visualization For Specific Categories of Success

Now that we have an idea of the general practice of visualizing your goals so that you can achieve them more easily, let’s look at how you might accelerate your success with specific goals…

How To Visualize Social Success

First – imagine your goal, how you want to act or be perceived at an event that you’ll be attending or participating in soon.

Second – create your detailed, sensually-rich scene of your social success there as if it’s happening now. Close your eyes. Picture some of the people you might see there. Imagine their faces. Their body language. Are they smiling, serious, talking or listening? Is it loud there? Hot? Cold? Is it a happy or somber atmosphere?

Third – Now, from the perspective of inside your own eyes, imagine how you are interacting with them. Will you be sitting, standing, walk around? Are you shaking hands or hugging? Are you being outgoing, or quiet? Will you be flirting, or consciously trying not to flirt? What are you discussing with them? How are they reacting? Are you joking or very serious? Are you laughing together or sharing serious business or political ideas and insights? Are you sharing your knowledge, or are you making a powerful effort to be curious, ask good questions and allow people to feel seen, validated, heard and valued?

Fourth, celebrate yourself succeeding exactly as you intend to succeed in this social setting. Pour on positive vibes. Add relevant affirmations, such as, “I am socially adept. I am liked by all for my courteousness and curiosity. I am enjoying myself in this company. People naturally gravitate toward me because I am happy and at ease.” Congratulate yourself for interacting exactly as you most desire to.

When you arrive at the event, watch what happens – you’ll experience a feeling of “this looks kind of familiar; it seems like I have seen something like this before”. And you will likely find that (1) it will be easier and natural to embody exactly the image of yourself you most want to embody and (2) you won’t waste the opportunity of this event with distracting or empty interaction.

How To Use Visualization To Reduce Anxiety

How to Visualize to Reduce Anxiety and Feel Happier

If you feel a lot of anxiety in your life, you want to employ the relaxation and focus benefits of visualization. Psychologist Dr. Daniel Kadish, says “mentally rehearsing maintaining a steady assertiveness while the other person is ignoring or distracting you can help you attain your goal”. Simply envisioning calmness this way can decrease physical symptoms of stress, like an increase in heart rate or stress hormone release.

For those who want to overcome anxiety, finding a safe, relaxing place is of the utmost importance. It should be a place that has no association with stress in your life – someplace clean, visually attractive, free of reminders of who and what might be troubling you and relaxing to all the senses.

Here are some ideas that have worked for others; the beach, a green and leafy park, your cleanest or an empty room. Or you can imagine yourself at a desert oasis or lush, quiet jungle. Soft grass. A comfortable chair. Atop a pile of pillows. Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Take time to find a place that works for you – because, to counteract anxiety – you want to enter your visualization in as similar an environment as possible each time.

Create a complete visual, aural and tactile scene for yourself. Feel yourself floating in pure calm and relaxation and surround yourself with everything calming you can imagine. If stressful thoughts arise, release them, imagine yourself if those thoughts simply vanished and then replace them with positive alternative thoughts.

Close your eyes and start imagining yourself with full sensual detail. Pay special attention to what gentle things you can touch, see, feel, hear. Immerse yourself fully, breathing deeply and relaxing deeply…

To remove your habit of creating stressful thoughts, you can “trick” your brain: turn the stressful thought into a brightly colored balloon in your mind. And, in your imagination, release it and watch it slowly rise and diminish into the sky and eventually disappear. The further it goes in the distance the more relaxed you are.

Again, this process may feel strange at first, which is why repetition is essential for reducing anxiety. Visualization may not feel relaxing right away because it doesn’t feel natural at first. But with practice, it becomes second nature. Be especially forgiving and easy on yourself and let the practice work its magic, little by little.

Major Benefits of Visualization to Reduce Anxiety

Visualization is not an anxiety cure but a way to cope. A way to develop resilience in the face of stress when it arises. On one level, it’s a way of giving you a break from your habitual stress so that it doesn’t control your life. In time, the more you engage in visualization, the less anxiety will constrict your life, and you’ll find that you’ll enjoy your day to day activities more and more.

How To Use Visualization For Weight Loss And Getting More Out Of Your Workout

How to Use Visualization for Weight Loss and Getting More Out of Your Workout

Dieting rarely works because weight loss is, in the end, a mind-body process. Without creating a visualized context for weight loss, you tend to revert to cycles of denial and bingeing.

Visualization is uniquely designed to support a change in nutrition by changing your biochemistry and neural pathways. With regular practice, visualization eases the stress in your body and enhances the immune system and body resilience in general.

To support your goal, create a clear, detailed positive – and in the present – affirmation of your desired change, whether it’s to change a belief, habit or food choice; break an addiction or anything else. (i.e. I only eat 900 calories daily; I eat nothing after 7 pm; I only eat desserts on Sunday, my “cheat day”.)

Two of the Best Weight-Melting Result Visualizations

Few things give me greater pleasure than visualizing excess weight leaving my body. Here are some of my favorites… (1) Close your eyes imagine each fat cell passing through your skin and floating upward past the clouds and into the sky – and “see” your skin tightening around your firmer, slimmer body. (2) Close your eyes and imagine each fat cell in your body burn up its own calories in a warm little sunburst of energy. Visualize all these happy little bursts of energy inside feeding you energy and watch your body become slimmer and firmer.

The Best “Process” Visualization for Losing Weight

This visualization may be the most effective one of all: see yourself turning down dessert at every restaurant to go to. See yourself throwing away the sugary sweets from your pantry and fridge. See yourself ordering water instead of juice or soda.

The Ideal Body Visualization For Losing Weight

As we have seen, visualization is highly effective when you see a result in your mind that you can now take action to “step into”. So, after the “weight melting” visualizations we just did, now picture your desired body shape, and imagine what it feels like to be sitting, standing, moving, socializing inside that perfect shape! Feel your skin tight and smooth, your muscles lean and toned, your belly flat, and a lightness of being as you move with health and vigor in the world.

Visualize Your Future Life Happiness After Weight Loss

Once you’ve visualized yourself turning down desserts and soda, and moving lightly in the world, now see your future self in scenarios that make you happy. Maybe it’s yourself in clothes you wish to wear but can’t now. Maybe it’s being in a new relationships, or more desired and happier in your current relationship. Maybe you see yourself as calmer, more confident, and more desirable. Or envision more success in business – whatever it is you desire. feel the satisfaction of that future self.

The “Magnetization Technique” For Weight Loss

Here is a bonus technique that is the “icing on the sugar free cake” of weight loss visualizations. After you complete the earlier visualizations above, “magnetize” your future fit self inward. Simply see your future slimmer self shimmering with energy – and literally as a magnet that’s pulling you toward the direction of your ideal body and your ideal vital life as a result.

Add This Final “Weight Loss” Affirmation

Because we all carry so much emotion and shame around excess weight, it’s especially important to add a small affirmation at the end of your visualization. Using your own words, say something like this to yourself, “With the power of my mind and my will, from a place of self-love and love of life, I have created my ideal healthy body. Unwanted weight melts off me easily and effortlessly, and I my desired life of health and love and success comes to me easily and effortlessly, now and always…

How To Use Visualization For Athletic Success

How To Use Visualization for Improved Athletic Performance

When I was a boy, I used to spend hours in my driveway, imagining that I was the center for the New York Knicks, scoring a record 101 points, besting Wilt Chamberlain’s record game by 1 point. Wilt was over 7 feet tall and I never cracked 6, but I became a fierce competitor from it all.

Jerry West, one of the all-time nba greats had even more luck than me. As a poor kid growing up in West Virginia used to visualize being a basketball star, practicing well into the night. “I was my own best friend,” he says of those early years, “I was everything, actually. Player, coach, announcer, even the time-keeper. It was amazing to me how many times in those imaginary games there would be one second left, my team one point down and me with the ball, and I’d miss and—the really amazing part—there would still be time for another, shot, or 10.” As it turns out, his nickname as a pro became, “Mr. Clutch”.

Phil Jackson, who would go on to become one of the greatest coaches of all time and he has famously promoted the art of visualization is “an important tool” for his success.

Successful athletes envision themselves winning in their sport. Coaches draw pictures of projected plays on whiteboards in practice rooms. These diagrams “visualize” for each individual player exactly how he is supposed move in order to assure each play or run’s success. All week long, professional athletes work with each other and their coaches to visualize and coordinate the perfect passes, the perfect blocks, the perfect combinations.

Phil Jackson went even one step further on his march to multiple nba championships. He gave his players guided meditations called, “The Safe Spot” during half-time to assist them leaving stress on the court, calming down and re-finding their focus. They literally visualized peace in order to come back to center.

Time Magazine told the story of Mary Lou Retton, Olympic Gold Medalist in a cover story “On the night before the finals in women’s gymnastics, famous athlete, Mary Lou Retton, then age 16, lay in bed at the Olympic Village mentally rehearsing her performance ritual.” Visualization can be as simple as that, just imagining your moves as you fluidly pass through them.

Craig Townsend Director of “It’s Mind Over Matter” in Sydney, Australia reports that the biggest problem he has found facing most of his champion swimmer students is a lack of belief in their own ability. He writes that when these athletes thereby create fear which, in turn engenders nervousness, vomiting, low energy, anxiety over small, unimportant details, being easily intimidated, jealousy and unnecessary mistakes. His solution: Visualize your success in whatever you do for 5 minutes every morning to assure the outcome you want.

See how you can adapt his advice to your own life and your own goal… “When you visualize a race in your mind,” Townsend tells his swimmers, “use all your senses – imagine seeing the swimmers, pool and surroundings in their respective colors, smell the chlorine of the pool, hear the sounds of people cheering you, and most of all – feel the joy of victory when you win the race or swim that time you desired. If you do this every day for around 5 minutes, you will gradually notice a shift in your confidence levels before races, and your times will begin to steadily come down.”

How To Use Visualization To Ace A Speech

How to Use Visualization to Ace a Speech

They say that public speaking brings up as much anxiety for most people as spiders… or death! So this is a prime activity to bring the benefits of visualization. As with all visualizations, first script your success. Then be sure to break up the talk along with its associated imagery into distinct segments – which will make it feel far easier.

So first – visualize yourself entering into the room. Is the room warm or cold? Crowded or sparse? Are the lights bright or dim? What can you see out the windows if there are windows? What are you wearing? Are you smiling or simply calm (nervous is not an option during this visualization!)

Second, visualize your name being called and your taking the stage. See yourself as confident because you know your subject and you have something of great value to transmit. See yourself taking the podium or the mike and taking a deep, calming breath and looking out over the audience. Take a moment to feel how much they are going to benefit from – and enjoy – what you have to say. Imagine one or two friendly faces who are 100% on your side and look at them often. You’ve got this.

Now, no speech goes perfectly, so you should also visualize yourself self-correcting, and overcoming a stumble with relaxation and humor. Rehearse overcoming difficulty. So imagine someone in the audience looking skeptical. What might you say? Or someone yawning. Or a phone going off. Rehearse a variety of responses to them, like comedians do for possible hecklers. Rehearse poise. Rehearse taking a moment. Rehearse a funny response.

Remember – visualization is not just seeing your success, it’s rehearsing the process of your success. That means handling mistakes or unexpected interruptions or tech malfunctions, as well as thoughts that may pop up for you mid-speech. Sometimes this is called “rational” or “practical” visualization” which tends to be much more effective than, say, a fantasy visualization of everybody leaping to their feet, cheering, chanting your name, ripping off their clothes in an orgiastic frenzy and throwing money at you.

Finally, do imagine the audience response and you graciously receiving their adulation, at whatever level they offer it. Imagine the kinds of questions that may arise and how deftly you handle them. Round it out by visualizing how your audience may corner you in the hall to thank you and ask follow-up questions. You are here to serve, inspire and inform. Enjoy it – and the response – before you ever even hit the stage.

How To Use Visualization To Attract Love

How to Use Visualization to Bring in or Enhance Love

Lovers often feel as if they have loved each other in previous lives. As Paolo Coelho has written, “Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other”. And Rumi famously wrote, “lovers don’t finally meet each other, they are in each other all along”. The reason this happens is because we actually do tend to visualize our ideal loves before we meet them. But we can bring more intentionality and specificity to these imaginings…

If you wish to attract a devoted lover into your life, imagine their face. Imagine their body, dressed and naked. Imagine how tender they are with you, how caring, how turned on they are by you. And image the reverse. See yourselves positively caring for each other, kissing, holding each other, and lovingly going through daily routines together. See yourselves being respectful and attentive as you wake up, get ready for the day, have a meal, wash the dishes together.

Without becoming attached to the fantasy of perfect life, visualize in details how you stay connected, especially when you disagree. Visualize yourself in a bad mood and how you access your best self to smooth things out, or how you will keep your heart open when your lover retracts into shame, upset, despair or exhaustion. Again, the more you can visualize the two of you in the process of creating love (like handling disagreements or family deaths), the less prey you will be to the fantasy of a Hallmark Card, sunsets and champagne relationship.

If you are in a relationship already, find the difficult spots where you or your partner get stressed and short with each other – and rehearse how beautifully and lovingly you can handle it next time. Keep your eye on the prize – the love that you generate in how you behave – rather on being right or proving a point. Visualize your rough spots by imagining yourself acting as love itself would act through you. If you have an avatar of love you admire – Buddha, Jesus, Oprah, Gandhi – visualize how they would handle it. Then see yourself performing as your most loving, giving incarnation.

If you are in abusive relationship, and change needs to happen, visualize yourself standing up to your partner and setting firm boundaries. Imagine every possible response they may have and then visualize yourself staying calm, focused, open-hearted but firm in the boundaries you need to feel respected and honored. Then, when you do confront your partner with your deserved needs to be happy, you will be prepared and less “trigger-able”. And your goals will be more likely heard and met.

What To Do If You Struggle With Visualization

What if I Struggle With Visualization?

Visualization may feel odd when you begin this practice. But as you have learned here, it’s not about imagining some unreasonable life or super-powers. It’s as much about rehearsing the process of your success as its outcome.

It’s important to remember that visualization is like a muscle. You get better at it the more you practice. Eventually, you will be able to do longer visualizations, add a lot more sensual detail – and even imagine far greater success than your may allow yourself right now.

Visualization is mental training at its best – and the only limits are those that you impose upon them. It is the fast-track to living the life you want to lead. It is a boon to motivation, positivity, specificity, effectiveness and enjoyment. Practice capturing sensory data right now by taking in your environment and bringing all the details up in your mind. Whether you are an artist, athlete, mom or anyone at all, practice makes better.

Be consistent. Bring your passion, your strength, your will to creating the best and most detailed visualizations you can – and then enact them in the real world. Start your day with a powerful =visualization of how this day might go – and feel free to do short visualizations before important meetings or presentations or dates. Be specific in the outcomes you want – a specific sales goal or kiss or task completed.

Then, when you achieve a goal that you have visualized, be sure to acknowledge to yourself how successful you have been! Often we forget, in the joy of triumph, exactly what got us there. So give yourself a big dose of congratulations, buy yourself a treat and remind yourself just how important visualization has been to your success.

As Albert Einstein said, “imagination is more important than science”.

And in the words of Shakti Gawain, the leading pioneer in the field of visualization, adds, “The most important thing to remember is to use creative visualization often, to make it a regular part of your life. Most people seem to find that it works best to practice it at least a little every day, especially when they are first learning.”

You now have the tools to be a champion in your life through visualization. How about bringing up a goal you have right now, closing your eyes – and visualize yourself marching decisively – and realistically – into the life you dream of.

In summary…

How To Use Visualization

  1. Visualization Step #1: Establish Your Goal
  2. Visualization Step #2. Create a Detailed, Sensually-Rich Picture of That Goal Already Attained
  3. Visualization Step #3. Focus, Repeat, Focus, Repeat, Focus
  4. Visualization Step #4. Add a Surge of Positive Energy

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36 comments… add one
  • Mahesh tewatiya March 5, 2020, 6:40 pm

    Very true … It’s akin to ancient phrase ‘ The way you think , you become ‘ .
    This make me visionary and more positive than ever …

  • Chukwu Kelvin January 27, 2020, 10:54 am

    I really learn a lot, Thank you so much.

  • Kim K.H. October 9, 2018, 1:39 am

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  • NAVEEN JAKHAR March 23, 2018, 4:54 am

    There’s no elevator to success, you have to make stairs so just visualize your goal & imply on it.

  • "Leah Evers" March 22, 2017, 10:30 am

    Fantastic article!

  • charlie December 6, 2016, 11:03 pm

    i love this! it made me feel a lot better and so much lighter. ive been so hard on myself this past few months and now i know what to do exactly. thanks!

  • britney December 5, 2016, 4:01 pm

    wow, never thought of achieving my goals in this perspective. im really loving this! will definitely try these tips

  • marly December 2, 2016, 12:21 pm

    wow, this made me think a lot about my goals especially for the coming new year. will definitely follow your advice

  • adrienne November 28, 2016, 5:54 pm

    this is very motivating! thanks for your always very helpful writings.

  • amber November 25, 2016, 1:03 pm

    i’ve been strugglin lately, i really do hope this one will help me keep up

  • lauren November 24, 2016, 1:56 pm

    keep an eye on your goal and make it as your primary motivation to really strive.

  • ciara November 23, 2016, 4:09 pm

    this is really a goal buster for me especially now that the year is ending, i need to stay positive and..visualize!

  • maggie November 22, 2016, 5:06 pm

    i never thought visualization could work like this. hope it turns out great for me, ill try it ASAP

  • sasha November 21, 2016, 6:32 pm

    staying positive and being optimistic is really important in keeping up with your goals and making them a reality

  • violet November 17, 2016, 6:43 pm

    i love it! now im really excited to start fresh especially in the coming new year! cheers to success!

  • sadie November 16, 2016, 7:39 pm

    if you have an ultimate goal and you want to achieve it, this is a great way to start! thanks for the helpful tips!

  • gina November 15, 2016, 4:41 pm

    this is nothing but awesome! you’ve given me so many new tips to look forward to.

  • jette November 14, 2016, 1:33 pm

    i like this article. it kinda gave me a new perspective as to how and where to start.

  • selena November 11, 2016, 4:29 pm

    everything you said here is correct. thanks for the many useful tips!

  • valentina November 10, 2016, 3:20 pm

    though this took me a bit long to read, i say it is very impressive and motivating. i loved it!

  • jacqueline November 9, 2016, 11:21 am

    never really thought about this but it really does help you achieve your goals and aspirations.

    • Mahesh March 5, 2020, 6:37 pm

      Then give yourself big dose of Congratulation….

  • claire November 8, 2016, 12:19 pm

    i love this article. it gave me so much to look forward to. thank you!

  • irene November 7, 2016, 1:30 pm

    “The simplest and most universal way to ‘transitioning’ your visualization into your day-to-day life is to begin to live as if you have succeeded in your goal!”
    -great tip ;)

  • mala November 4, 2016, 1:28 pm

    this is really a great read. took me some time but worth it! thank you!

  • alexa November 3, 2016, 1:04 pm

    i totally agree “Visualization Rehearses Success”!

  • valerie November 2, 2016, 6:34 pm

    establish your goal and make sure you have definitive steps to achieve them

  • angelina October 28, 2016, 2:00 pm

    it is true visualization helps you keep up and work harder for the goals you have to achieve in life.

  • isshi October 27, 2016, 12:36 pm

    this is one effective way of reaching to your goal. visualize your success, work on it and you’ll get to your finish line.

  • remy October 26, 2016, 11:05 pm

    know your goals, stick with them, visualize them and make the effort to achieve them.

  • carla October 25, 2016, 1:45 pm

    anyone wanting to achieve more should definitely read and try these tips.

  • rochelle October 24, 2016, 11:57 pm

    wow, this is long but very helpful indeed. i loved it and i learned a lot

  • alaina October 18, 2016, 4:00 pm

    i think this really a great exercise. visualization makes you goals more achievable.

  • danielle October 17, 2016, 3:45 pm

    i love doing this..it makes me think of better ways to put things in perspective

  • crystalle October 12, 2016, 1:27 pm

    i do struggle with this so i really have to try harder to make visualization normal for me

  • eliza October 11, 2016, 10:14 pm

    wow, this is quite interesting. i’m gonna read more so i can try and practice

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