Using Visualization to Create a Successful Life
As the New Year roles on many of us have cleaned the slate from what didn’t work last year and have set new goals, desires and visions to make this the best year you’ve ever lived. Maybe last year didn’t go as good as planned. Clearly no body sets out to have a year be a flop, big fail or just mediocre. It happens when we don’t plan and follow-up on our plans. We lose interest in our goals simply because it takes work and mostly stepping out of our comfort zones. We start of with great ambition life gets in the way and we get off track setting us up to forget about what we set out to complete successfully. The reality is that it takes work to set a goal or intention and to take consistent action to make it happen. Life remains the same as we live under the radar of living out our mediocre and uneventful day-to-day life.
My goal is not to just motivate you to set higher intentions for yourself, career and family life but offer you simple tactics on how to embrace goals and live your life with complete focus and intention.
It’s true what they say about seeing is achieving. They have studies on athlete’s who have trained to visualize taking action in the game, hitting the ball and seeing how far it goes. Those who have gone through this visualization exercise have shown greater improvement than those who don’t apply this step by taking the time to visualize the action.
Imagine if you implemented this same technique into your business and everyday life. Visualize your action steps, achieving them and embracing the outcome having achieved the goal just like professional athletes have been encouraged to do in their everyday life. This technique is not just for the athletes, I’ve been implementing this into my daily life for years and it is so awesome to see it work every time.
My first experience with visualizing goals and desires was in 2002. At the time I was a consultant for a skin care company that offered a Mercedes-Benz as a company car incentive. During a team training, the trainer encouraged us to set a date for achieving the goal of earning the company car. I was so new to the company and had no idea what I was doing but I did what they suggested us to do. Randomly, I turned to February 2002 in pink marker I wrote “EARN WHITE MERCEDES”.
Over the next year I focused on my day-to-day business actions keeping my eye on the picture hanging in my office with me sitting in my dream car. Each day I would imagine picking up the keys to my brand new car while imaging the many happy customers, new consultants and their families that I was able to have an impact on because of taking action sharing the company and products.
The exciting thing was that I did earn the car a month earlier then I had planned. When I began implementing visualization into my life I found it difficult to believe that it was really going to work. What I quickly began to see the results as I applied it to other goals in my life some as simple as easy parking spaces opening up as I approach the store, selling homes (this worked on the last two homes we sold), getting an opening in a safe child care learning center for my son, attracting awesome clients into my business, the list could go on and on. I’ve since named this technique “Asking for Magnificent Miracles” and would love to show you how to simply apply this technique into your everyday life.
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell
Take action now, what are your dreams, goals or desires?
Be Specific: Write down exactly what you want to happen. The more details you have the better. Think of it as though you’re placing an order. If you’re looking to lose weight, write down how much you want to lose by what date. You can even break it down to how much you want to lose each week or month. Be sure to write the date on when you want to achieve this goal. Setting a date creates a focus on when you want this to come true.
Know your Why: What will change in your life when you accomplish this goal? Having supporting reasons to know why you want to achieve your goal will help you stay on track. It’s the supporting reasons that keep you on track. If you’re goal is to make more money you’ll want to have reasons why you want to make more money. Have a clear image of how this goal will have an impact on your life and the lives of others.
Visualize: Take time each day to imagine your life when you have achieved your goal. Embrace the feelings you will feel when you have completed the goal. Embrace and feel the emotions of those lives you’ve had an impact on because you set your intentions and made it happen.
“What you think about you bring about” ~ Bob Proctor
If your going to think you might as well think about what you do want instead of what you don’t want. Surround yourself with pictures and reminders that inspire and add value to your life. Bring focus and intention to live out the life you desire. Turn this year into your best year ever by living with intention.