Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
– Napoleon Hill
Have you heard about the superpower of visualising your goals?
I remember reading about it but never practised it until I read The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy and learned more about our subconscious mind.
One important takeaway is that our subconscious mind can’t tell what’s real and what’s imagined.
That’s where the power of visualisation comes into play.
As we visualise our goal, our subconscious mind puts things in motion and manifests our visualisation (our goals) into reality.
Here’s how visualisation works for me and how it benefits me.
Visualisation Makes Me Feel Good
This is the number one reason I visualise.
The visualisation makes me feel good.
For example, I visualise taking all my family to Bali for 2 weeks’ holiday twice a year.
While my nieces and nephews building a sandcastle under the tropical sun, the rest of my family are tasting exotic food on the sand, breathing in the salty sea air, laughing and chatting away, relaxed and happy with the lapping of waves in the background.
I visualise a large sum of money in the bank that allows us to have a wonderful time.
Visualisation spurs me to stay upbeat, work hard, and keep pursuing my goals.
Visualisation Makes My Goal Very Specific
Our subconscious mind does as we command.
If our goal isn’t specific, our subconscious mind gets confused and produces a blurry image as it can’t conjure up an image out of thin air.
It can’t direct you to the right resources to achieve your goals because your subconscious mind doesn’t know exactly what you want.
We’ve got to give an explicit command with fine and colourful details.
To do this, your goal has to be specific.
It has a deadline in it and all the people you want.
Visualisation Makes Me Resourceful
It’s what your subconscious mind doing.
Through visualisation, your mind’s eye sees what you’d see when you achieved your goals.
You feel what you’d feel when you achieved your goals.
I can hear my brother’s jokes, my sisters’ laughter, warm breeze on a long white beach, the vast infinite blue sky and so much more.
See it and feel it, as if all your goals are unfolding right in front of your eyes.
Visualisation gives you strength.
It makes you resourceful to push through any obstacles ahead of you.
Visualisation Makes Me Follow Through
Visualising without action will get you nowhere.
When you visualise, your subconscious mind will direct you to take action.
Want to lose 20 pounds before summer?
Imagine how you’d feel 20 pounds lighter already and see your pants falling down.
Visualise your ideal body shape on your favourite dress as often as you can.
Your subconscious mind will urge you to run for 30 minutes before settling in a comfy couch in the evening.
It’ll caution you and direct you how much you eat, too!
How to Visualise Better
Start with visualising every day with an active combination of the below:
Create a vision board – keep your vision board where you can see every day.
Fill it with pictures, motivational quotes, your idol/mentor/hero, your goals and dreams – ideal home, job, holiday destination, family pictures and so on.
Write down your goal – when I feel stressed, bored or get distracted, I grab a pen and notepad and write down all my goals.
The act of writing clarifies and solidifies my goal and improves focus and concentration.
Set the right time – perhaps early in the morning before starting your day. Or in the evening before falling asleep.
Make visualisation your daily routine.
Find a quiet place – find a quiet place and indulge in visualising each day.
It’ll relax you and put you in an excellent mood!
Imagine it and feel it – visualise your end goal every day and feel it.
Your action and visualisation aren’t a separate thing.
The more vividly imagine your end goal, the more enthusiastic you become in taking action.
Visualisation can take some time getting used to in the beginning.
But like anything worthwhile to learn, once you master it, it becomes a vital part of achieving your goals, living a successful life.
Visualise your wonderful life as frequently as you can, feel it and live it today, here and now.
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