Before you do something, you’ve probably envisioned yourself doing it. Maybe unconsciously and sometimes consciously but in almost every experience, especially the new ones, your mind will naturally start writing a story using visualization. In this post, I share how you can use positive visualization to reach your goals.
Using visualization for positive gains is not a new tactic. In fact, athletes, top CEO’s, even the military have been using visualization tactics to help create the desired outcome increasing performance. So what would happen if we used the same idea in our lives? What if we created positive images and started to visualize a better, happier, and healthier life?
There’s no denying that we will live out whatever we visualize. As research shows, we rarely go, accomplish, or become what we can not, or do not visualize. We go where our vision lies and maybe for some, this is exactly why you tend to repeat the same vicious cycle or get ‘stuck’ in a rut. Because you’re so consumed with now that you can’t imagine anything else.
You feel doomed to it, and inevitably, this leads to the blame game.
So my encouragement and hope for you today is that you can start to notice and utilize the power of visualization in your life. That you can create new imagery for who you are and what you want. To picture yourself living that out and maybe then it will be easier to see the steps that get yourself there.
In today’s podcast, we break down the importance of positive imagery and how to start using it to reach your goals.
Using visualization techniques is a powerful way to retrain the brain. I know we often think it’s just a twist in thought, of choosing positive thoughts over negative. While this is true, it’s only half of the truth. The other reality is that we need to put some kind of image with it. Because your mind is doing this anyways.
The image allows your brain to process the story in either a positive or negative way. This image is working on our brain chemistry.
As some suggest, if we can change our brain chemistry, we can change our biology.
Using positive visualization and being able to visualize where you want to go can change your brain chemistry. This leads to positive action. That’s just it, right? The action is creating the change, and without changing the visual, you’re never going to change the action.
But today, we’re going to end that and create a vision of what health is for you.
Positive thinking can only take us so far without action. That’s where positive imagery comes in to play. In most cases, before you are capable of actually doing something, you first need to be able to picture yourself doing it.
You plan of action this week is to create a new image of yourself. Who are you? Not the weak, unhealthy story or version of you that often comes up, but the strong and passionate new you. Create a vision of that, write it down on paper and repeat it to yourself over and over. Maybe even attach an icon to it.
It may sound silly, but if you wish to succeed at something, you must picture yourself doing it successfully over and over again. These visualization exercises done repeatedly can enhance the likelihood of actual success in many situations.
Visualization leads to action which creates change. It’s one of the fastest ways to see real results.
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