“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.”
Visualize the activity, event or result desired. Think "what you see is what you get" and be ready for creativity and mind synthesis to take the lead. If you want to build a solar powered train, visualize this train in your mind, with its solar panels, its gleaming exterior, traveling at a speed that you believe it would be capable of. Dream on it, work it through your mind and let it evolve in pictures.
Move your imagination into the real world. After you have spent a moment, day, month or even years visualizing the possibilities, now shift to focus mode. Right at the moment before you perform the activity, task or event that will achieve an outcome or even the outcome toward your goal, focus clearly on the picture of the action you are about to make. For example, if you are trying to hit a ball, picture hitting it clearly in your mind, stroke by stroke, at the right height and the right speed. Watch the ball being hit by your instrument, flying through the air and landing wherever it is meant to land. Add all senses to the experience, hear the approaching ball, hear and feel the impact, smell the grass. Then do it for real.
Fix your mindset. Nothing is going to get better when you feel lousy about yourself and your chances in life. A positive mindset will reset an erring period of bad luck. It will turn that half empty glass into the half full glass; the rainy day into the silver-lined cloud. Seize opportunities to change and move on.
Think long term. Anybody who wants change overnight will be disappointed. Even if you won a fortune in the morning, you'd be as dissatisfied with your life in 6 months time as you are now unless you look inside to what ails you. Instead, plan to make realization of your hopes and dreams long term. Visualize where you will be in 5, 10 and 15 years time and the sorts of outcomes you want. But don't just make a shallow photo of you in a Porsche surrounded by a large house, massive diamond collection and fawning friends. That's artificial and will not prove healthy nor satisfying in the long run. Instead, visualize what you want to achieve as a human being and what legacies you will leave your community and world.
Always remind yourself of the importance of slowing down. Visualization only works when you are calm, at ease and willing to give yourself time to focus in peace, free from immediate worries. Visualization is a technique very close to meditation, only it is more active and vivid. In visualization, you are encouraged to think actively about the possibilities but as with meditation, you must leave aside anything extraneous to your dreams and goals and only focus on them.
Visualize the personality traits needed to get you where you want to be. It's not enough to want to be the president. You need to think about the qualities that will assist getting to this goal. Visualize not only the presidency but also the skills of open communication, persuasiveness, smiling, sharing, listening, discussing, being able to deflect criticism with skill and respect etc. It is likely there will be skills you need to work on but again, use visualization to focus on separate skills to bring them up to par.
Visualization takes practice. Everyone has the power to do but not everyone has the belief in it. If you are skeptical, you may want to convince yourself that this is a waste of time. Do not give into this temptation because everyone, skeptics included, can benefit from visualizing. It is about our brain's ability to synthesize results, a scientifically proven fact.
Help others to visualize. One of the best gifts you can ever give is that of hope and visualizing is a part of hope for better things. Teach others how to do it once you have the confidence and you'll be sharing around pieces of hope.
Don't forget feelings. You have to be happy and grateful to use visualization correctly.
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