There are no hacks to success or accomplishing your goals, but there are certain practices you can implement that will help you along your journey. One of those practices for me is visualizing a goal or desired outcome I seek. Every morning I meditate for 15-30 minutes depending on how much time I have, then right after I do a quick visualization practice.
So how do we Visualize?
- Close your eyes, set your intention of the goal, outcome, or accomplishment you seek
- Now picture yourself in the greatest amount of detail possible accomplishing your goal or outcome … when I mean with the greatest detail possible, I am talking about, what are you wearing? who are you with? Where are you? what is the feeling you are experiencing?
- Correlate the experience of visualizing with strong positive emotions, you want to anchor these into the subconscious
- Repeat this process once or twice daily
What are the benefits?
When you start to experience something in your mind over and over, you are tricking your subconscious into believing that the desired outcome is not only possible but that it has actually already happened. Many athletes use visualization as a practice to enhance their performance. If in your mind you have already made the game-winning catch or shot 10,000 times, then it is second nature in reality.
You also start to conquer your limiting belief systems. Have you ever heard the phrase, “we are, your own worst enemy?” Well, it is true, we are. Using visualization, you start to conquer limiting belief systems, again, the more times you accomplish your goal or desired outcome in your mind and associate it with a strong positive emotions, the more you start to override the mind into thinking it is possible to achieve the outcome. Every single thought creates form on some level, so the more positive, self-love, type of thoughts you have the more you manifest positive outcomes in your life. The same is true for the reserve, this is why we want to use visualization practice to anchor positivity around our goals.
This simple practice should take no more than 5 minutes a day, how cool is that? You can literally change your life, with a simple 5-minute practice. The more you do it, the more powerful the results. It is something I do, and I can speak from personal experience it has helped to change my life in a big way.