Visualizing your success can be simple on paper, however when you get into it, it’s really tough. This week I’ve already shared a few pointers. Things like having a clear mind, identifying your next level up amongst other things. However here are some techniques to help with visualization.
These techniques are techniques that I’m applying in my own life and I believe they can help you succeed as well. These are also backed by scientists so you know it’s quality and legitimate.
The first one is the basic one and actually requires the five senses. For a lot of people, they think visualization focuses solely on sight. That is certainly true, however, you can enhance your visualization by applying the other senses as well.
It goes back to one thing that I mention from time to time. Actually it gets brought up a few times from other articles I read as well. That is to think about the emotions that you feel during as well as after.
But I’d challenge you to go farther than that. Dwell on emotions but also think and visualize the sounds and even the smells too.
Furthermore writing down how you’ll accomplish this goal of yours can help out tremendously as well. Kay Porter, Ph. D. A sports-psychology consultant suggests this additional method.
This one goes back to the basic visualization strategy, but focusing more on the nitty gritty details.
Much like with writing down, one thing you can do that can help is writing down the specific steps you’ll do to get there. Again it’s much like a road map.
As I’ve said before, when you have goals and steps to get there, you have now a map and compass. You know where you are going, how to track it, and also to maintain your course.
Act How They Act
This helps a lot when you have someone to follow and be your next level up, however you can do this on your own as well. This one is having a person be the prop in your scene. Prop in the sense that this person will help you indirectly in conveying something.
What I’m getting at with this is when you have a visual aid, it’s easy for you to slip into that character. I remember reading in Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad that he would visualize himself as Donald Trump, how he made bold decisions during striking deals.
When you have someone that you can research on and visualize, you can act how they act. But don’t strive to look how they look. So many people look rich with big houses and nice cars yet they’re up to their necks in debt.
My point is you don’t need to look rich to be rich. When you look after yourself, dress nicely, and work hard you will start to look important and people can think of you as someone rich.
Be the part and play it, before long you’ll be in that persons shoes figuratively.
Write down the goals that you want to accomplish and ask yourself who is a person that has what you want. Take the time to picture them and write down in specific details what you’ll do to get into that position.
Growing is a matter of following other peoples footsteps some times, your dreams can be achieved if you are willing to chase after them.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
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