Visualize your success before it happens.
“Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true.”
– Ralph Marston
The power of visualization has been scientifically and anecdotally validated by many successful people. There is power in seeing yourself in a situation and succeeding before the situation arrives.
See the putt the going in the hole. See sales call going exactly according to plan. See yourself as a world-famous author making movies from your novels. Visualize every detail. Anticipate the challenges and you’ll handle them.
Tough customer objection? See yourself handling it brilliantly. When the moment arrives, you’ll have the advantage of having already been through the situation in your mind. It’s a fact that our subconscious mind does not know the difference between a powerful visualization and the real event. The more senses you can get involved in the visualization, the more powerful it will be.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
– Walt Disney
My son Paden turned me onto a TedTalk by free solo climber, Alex Honnold. He’s the first person to climb California’s 3000-foot El Capitan without ropes. Honnold discussed how important visualization is to his preparation for a free-solo climb in a 2016 interview.
You may not be hanging from a cliff by a fingertip, but whatever you’re trying to achieve visualization before the moment of performance can make all the difference to your success.
Mindset expert Jack Canfield offers these techniques to improve your the success of your visualizations.
There is no end to the ways you can use visualization to improve your outcomes. “Imagination,” said Albert Einstein, “is more important than knowledge.” Einstein, remember visualized special relativity while he was on a bus.
See it. Believe it. Achieve it.