The Power of Visualization
Have you ever wondered why professional athletes
and highly successful people use visualization on a regular basis?
Many years ago I began studying the effects of
visualization on results,and what I discovered was amazing.
As humans, we see pictures on the screen of our
mind when we think of things. For example, stop doing
what you are doing right now, close your
eyes and think of your car.
What do you see?
Is it the word CAR that pops up on the screen of your
mind, or a visual image?
Mentally, here's what is actually happening when
you think of your car...
You are accessing a memory from your mind that was
instilled while you were first learning what a "car" is,
and then specifically, your present car popped up.
You didn't always know it was called a car did you?
As humans we associate names with images or other
forms of stimuli as a way to refer back to them in our mind.
Here's an example of why this simple talent of ours
is so important...
When you go to find your car after you've been in
a shopping mall, all you are focusing on is finding
the image that you have inside your head for your car, right?
You quickly scan the parking lot and with lightning
speedeliminate all other cars until you find the familiar
one that you are focused on, right?
Here's what's going on behind the scenes and how
you can use visualization to achieve any of your goals:
When you visualize an outcome you want over and over
again, you build'cells of recognition' in your memory bank,
just like you had to with your car.
This serves us in two ways.
The first is that you become consciously and acutely
aware of everything that can help you achieve the
visualized outcome that you desire. (Just like looking
for your car). You quickly scan over anything that
is not in tune with that image.
When you continuously focus on an image in your mind,
every cell in your body is involved in that image and
you vibrate and resonate with everything that is in
harmony with that frequency both on a physical and
This frequency moves you towards, and moves everything
that is needed towards you, for the manifestation
of the desired image.
The second reason is that once you impress an idea
into the subconscious part of you, it eventually becomes
'fixed' and you automatically attract and move towards
that which you desire.
The reason athletes do this is because they want to
condition their mind in such a way that the body
automatically behaves the way they want it to
without effort. It is the only way to become 'unconsciously
The same is true for highly successful people.
If you visualize the success you want over and over
again, your body will eventually automatically do whatever
it must to make the image a physical reality.
Your outside world is the mirror image of your inside and
hidden mental world.
Unfortunately, very few people have really taken the
time to learn this side of their personality. That is
unfortunate because this is the part of you that
is so powerful.
When you visualize, you are directing unseen energy into
an orderly vibration and that is what is needed to manifest
whatever you desire. It must first be created in your
thoughts and then it is created in ' real life'.
You and I are the sum of what we think about and
focus on most!
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