How to Use Visualization to Achieve Success
How would you describe visualization and more importantly how can it be used? There is a lot of information about visualization these days and to many it may seem confusing. It’s more than concentration, different than meditation and not a belief connected to religion. Here is a brief explanation of visualization and how it can be used.
What Is It?
Visualization involves seeing yourself in certain situations with the expectation that the final result will happen in reality. When you engage in visualization, you concentrate on something you want to achieve and imagine yourself achieving it. Many say this process heightens your awareness to the things around you that describe and pertain to your visions. This is said to make you more open in order to recognize opportunities and receive them into your life.
Sources say that the brain is wired so that you become what you focus on. This explains, in part, why people are so focused on what they don’t want to do and end up doing them anyway. What you think about is usually what you become, whether positive or negative. Students of visualization resist the negative slant of this mental process and turn it into a more positive outlook to life.
How Is Visualization Used?
Visualization can be used to achieve anything you like. However, it is generally applied to gain an end result for personal circumstances and situations.
* Relationships – It is said that visualization can help relationships. Perhaps you could see yourself in a happy marriage and start a family with your ideal soul mate. Maybe you can visualize improving an existing relationship that has hit a rocky patch. Maybe you have visions of your dream home and can see you and your family living in idyllic harmony by just knowing what your clear vision portrays.
* Business – A lot of successful businessmen and women attribute their success to visualization, by setting out their vision without doubt and knowing what the end result would be long before they achieve it. Visualizing business success has been credited with increased income, more clients, and a strong sense of self-belief and confidence. The latter, being the most important part of knowing your own destiny.
* Self-Image – Visualization can be used in improving your self-image. Using visualization techniques, you can imagine what you will become and how you will achieve it by seeing yourself as a confident, competent, popular person that people warm to. Hopefully, these visions will then begin to play out in real life, starting a cycle of building self-confidence and turbo boosting your self-esteem.
How Do You Do It?
When you practice visualization, there is a lot more to it than just daydreaming. When you seriously visualize the idea of creating life changes, you need to be specific to your goals and future success path. Your visualizations need to be targeted toward those specific goals. Try writing them down or even drawing them, in order to bring clarity and focus, which will infuse more energy and vividness into your vision.
When you visualize reaching your goals and dreams, you are meant to imagine the very smells, sounds, and feelings that surround what they are. The brain is said to show no difference to the line between imagination and reality, believing that it is an actual event and so enhancing the possibility that your personal visual scenario will come true, when you decide to act upon it.