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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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The Power of Visualization: Convert Your Vision Into Reality

Visualization is a wonderful tool to achieve amazing success in your life. If you understand the power of visualization and the tools and techniques to visualize, you can build a positive attitude and condition your mind constructively to accomplish your goals and objectives successfully. In this regard, you must understand the power of visualization. You must learn how to visualize achieving your success. It is rightly said that a battle is won twice—first in mind and second in reality. That means you will have a mental script first and then the real script. You can become the way you want to become if you visualize yourself effectively.

Your mind churns out thoughts constantly whether you like it or not. When you visualize the internal chatter slowly disappears and internal calm slowly surfaces. It clears the clutter from your mind and provides clarity to your thoughts. You will be able to control your mind and life. You can become the way you want to become successful.

Research shows that the people who practice visualization have a higher probability of building their habits and achieving greater success. Visualization helps you ‘rewire’ your connections and change your habits. It reorients your conscious and subconscious thought processes and eliminates bad habits. It eliminates distractions and enhances your concentration. It strengthens your subconscious mind, helps you dream big, serves as internal motivation, and develops internal locus of control to make things fall into place. It helps align the outside world with your inside world. It aligns your physical print with your mental print.

Visionary leaders harness the power of visualization, persuade others to collaborate and work together, and convert their vision into reality.

A Blueprint to Visualize Effectively 

Aristotle quoted, “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” Visualization is a simple, yet powerful tool to achieve your desired outcomes. Here is a blueprint to visualize effectively:

  • Sit in a quiet place, take a couple of deep breaths, close your eyes, and imagine the environment. If you want to bag a Nobel Prize, start imagining that you are bagging the Nobel Prize.
  • Set aside a few minutes a day. The ideal time is when you first wake up, after meditation or prayer, and right before you go to bed.
  • Use your five senses to make the power of visualization explosive. Combine the elements of sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch to visualize achieving optimum outcomes.
  • Emphasize on means and processes, not ends. You must create a blueprint mentally and go step-by-step to solidify your habits. Don’t focus on too many habits at a time. The human mind is effective when you focus on one activity at a time. After acquiring one habit effectively, you can visualize acquiring another habit. In this way, you will be able to achieve your objectives easily.

Succinctly, create a blueprint of your goals. Be clear about them. Use concrete words.  Use visuals to retain for a longer time to visualize effectively.

When you want to grow as a celebrity or an extraordinary achiever, observe the visuals of successful people in your sphere. It motivates and helps you become like them.

Visualization is the first step to accomplishing your goals. Other steps include investing your hard work, smart work, and wise work consistently and following it up constantly to bring out the behavioral changes to achieve amazing success and provide meaning to your life.

“The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.” ―Michael Gerber

It is a well-admitted fact that success occurs mentally first and then in reality. It is rightly remarked, “The body won’t go where the mind has not gone to first.” Celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Lindsey Vonn, Carli Lloyd, Kerri Walsh, and Misty May-Treanor visualized effectively excelling in their careers. Charles Garfield rightly remarked, “I’ve discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.” Hence, you can also visualize excelling in your career and leaving a mark for others to follow. To conclude, your success or failure depends on your mental mindset. Hence, build your mental mindset with a positive attitude and approach by visualizing successfully.


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Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D.
Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India. He is an International Leadership Guru with thirty-nine years of experience and the author of forty-eight books including the award-winning See the Light in You: Acquire Spiritual Powers to Achieve Mindfulness, Wellness, Happiness, and Success (Waterside Productions). He is a C-Suite advisor and a sought-after keynote speaker globally. His vision is to build one million students as global leaders by 2030. Most of his work is available on his blog. Professor M.S. Rao is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.