All top performers, regardless of profession, know the importance of picturing themselves succeeding in their minds before they actually do in reality.

Something I have been able to translate over to the business arena from athletics is the power of visualization. It is extremely effective when harnessed and used correctly.

Every Friday night after our team dinner, my college teammates and I would gather in the hotel conference room to prep for our game on Saturday.

We were led through a series of visualization techniques and practices led by a sports psychologist. Right away, I started to experience the incredible benefits of taking the time to picture myself succeeding before actually playing in the game. I visualized every little detail, from walking into the locker room, tying my cleats and having conversations with my teammates and coaches.

I would picture myself having the “perfect” game, executing the defensive game plan and making big plays. The more vivid I was, the better I seemed to play. I couldn’t believe it. Before the game even started, I had already played the entire game in my mind. This made a tremendous difference because it greatly increased my confidence and comfort level.

In turn, I have been able to harness the power of visualization outside of athletics. Before I take the stage and speak to a large audience, I always picture myself giving the “perfect” speech. I begin weeks in advance by picturing the audience, my choice of words and the reaction from the crowd once I am finished. Visualization can be applied to any area of your life, as I know it has become very beneficial throughout mine.

Consider these three examples:

  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was always stressing the importance of seeing himself victorious long before the actual fight.
  • As a struggling young actor, Jim Carrey used to picture himself being the greatest actor in the world.
  • Michael Jordan always took the last shot in his mind before he ever took one in real life.

These top performers, among many others, have mastered the technique of positive visualization and openly credit it as a success tactic.

When you think of a big goal or dream that you want to achieve, it’s natural to think of all of the obstacles that will come your way. The problem is far too often we allow these obstacles to become so big in our minds that it inhibits us from moving forward. This is when many become satisfied with mediocrity.

Don’t let this be you. Rather than creating larger-than-life barriers in your mind and dwelling on everything that will hold you back, envision yourself victorious like Ali. Picture yourself as the greatest at your craft like Carrey. Visualize your next shot as your winning shot like MJ.

What will it take? What sacrifices will you make? How can you handle any obstacles and still have enough to make it to the finish line? The key is to make your positive vision stronger than anything that can set you back.

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The truth is, if you can’t picture yourself achieving a goal, chances are you won’t. The more vivid you can get, the better it will work for you. Start thinking of your personal goals in life. Spend about 10 to 15 minutes picturing yourself achieving each one.

Get as detailed as possible. Picture what you will do once your goal is reached. How amazing does it feel? How will this change the course of your life? Remember, the little details increase the likelihood of the big picture.

You don’t need to spend endless hours. Simply get in the habit of putting together a positive vision into your everyday life. Visualize yourself succeeding, achieving every goal, completing every task. See what it does for you and how it makes you feel. This will likely become a pivotal part of your success arsenal.

The bottom line is this: If you can’t  picture yourself in your own mind being extremely successful, dominating your market, and running a phenomenal business, then chances are you never will.

Original source: entrepreneur.com

About the author

Matt Mayberry is a speaker and maximum performance strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises

Behind any Visualization or Meditation techniques lies the ability to silence our vanity thoughts and to concentrate on visualizing suggested images using our right brain hemisphere. There are different kinds of meditation and visualization modalities. You can find many different methods of meditations and ways to increase the quality of your meditation experience.

Some people consider meditation to be a spiritual or religious practice while others think of it more in terms of being self-help or mind enhancing technique. As there are more than one truth, each meditation method has its relevance and use.

Here is a simple yet powerful visualization meditation technique that has been tested in practice and those who used it correctly report its healing powers as well.

This visualization technique has a powerful kick to it and uses symbols that everyone can relate to. Think of this technique as nano-technology of meditation. It involves the work of both human brain hemispheres and helps to bring the flow of energy into harmony. The suggested images in the animation help your brain to visualize the symbols and send them to the higher levels of consciousness to serve as a reference point for bringing your energy bodies into balance.

Visualization is the true language that Nature uses to communicate with us. Any language is just an interpretation of the visual images or concepts that we want other people to understand.

 

In the beginning of the animation there is a tree with naked branches without leaves. The trunk of the tree is in a form of a human DNA string. When following the images in the visualization technique imagine your body as the tree.

The technique starts with an image of leafless tree, standing on a hill with a frozen lake beneath it (the lake of frozen potential). The rays of sun reach the crown of the tree and go through the tree to give warmth to the ground and roots of the tree. The warmth from the sun rays allows the roots to breathe the underground water in and breathe out through the green leaves that appear. The tree becomes essential part of the Photosynthesis process. It breathes in the rays of sun (just like our human body does) which go through the tree and help to turn the ice beneath the roots into water and breathes the water out through the tree leaves.

This process goes on until the underground ice turns into water and the sun comes out from the above to greet the tree. Then, there is a kick to this visualization technique.

The sudden rooster scream helps the human brain to shift into an impulse mode and send the images, that hopefully were created in the mind by following the visualization meditation technique to your subconscious mind or as some call higher levels of consciousness. The sharp sound pin points (or anchors) the visualization on the energy Field and the right brain receives a symbolic process map of how energy should be flowing through the body (or DNA cells). This technique uses all four elements – Earth, Water, Fire and Air to help the energy flow through the fifth element – the tree of life.

This visualization technique can a be a great way to effectively enhance breathing exercises, quickly bring the energy flow to balance before and after yoga class or even to stop an anxiety attack. Similar set of images that are used in the animation can be found in other guided meditation techniques. At first you might need to watch the video to conduct the technique, however, as soon as your visualization skills get better, you can just play the animation in your head. The best thing about this technique is that it takes just about a minute and can really save your meditation time or quickly straighten your energy flow when you need it.

 

Do you have any other powerful visualization technique to suggest? Fell free to share in the comments below!

About the author

Originally from Ukraine, Dmitriy (aka Life Script Doctor –  lifescriptdoctor.com) has profound knowledge in the new spiritual science Infosomatics as well as other consciousness awakening fields. He continues his research and guides people on their road of self-discovery using Infosomatic energy-informational map of the higher levels of consciousness. Powerful self-healing visualization techniques that have been tested in practice are used to reveal causes and resolve problems with health, personal or professional life. For more advanced materials and powerful Infosomatic visualization techniques please refer to “Webinars” section of his website (it includes ~6 hours of free webinars). Feel free to contact Life Script Doctor with any related questions.