You have big goals and dreams, and it’s so important to keep them in mind as you go through your daily life. It’s also crucial to take specific, high-leverage action weekly to make them a reality.
What’s your biggest goal and/or dream in this moment? Write it down now.
One of the ways you can turn your goals into reality is through the power of visualization. Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like – visualizing exactly what you want and letting yourself feel it through all of your senses. Using visualization to fulfill your desires is far from a new or esoteric concept.
Ever fantasize about your upcoming vacation or relive an ecstatic experience from the past?
Creating those mental pictures is a natural and powerful element of the human mind – leverage it!
Focusing on what you want increases motivation, self-confidence, and mood. It also leads to behavioral changes that will shorten the time it takes to reach your goals.
Visualization has been used in meditation for centuries and has even proven to enhance performance in professional athletes. If it works for Olympic athletes, it’s probably worth a try to see if it works for you.
Ready to test it out? Take these three simple steps now to visualize with intention:
1. Create an image in your mind of what you want. Connect with your innermost desires for true fulfillment and happiness. Be honest with yourself. What do you really want?
2. Be specific. Imagine any physical sensations, scents, sounds, the presence of others, and any other details relevant to your ideal future.
3. Visualize often. It’s best to visualize as you’re falling asleep and when you first wake up in the morning. This helps your body recognize your goals as achievable and second nature.
The following guided meditation will get you started on visualizing your goals, using optimal health and a fulfilling career as examples.
What goal do you want to make a reality through visualization?