the power of visualizations
Visualizations are one of my favorite things. There are tons of high performers who swear by visualizations as part of their success - professional athletes, business titans, entertainers, etc. There is so much power in seeing yourself doing something. It retrains your brain to believe and expect it to be true. It makes it much less of a leap to get from here to there, thereby giving you more drive and willingness to persevere because it doesn’t seem quite as hard as it might have.
This is retraining your neural net at it’s best. Don’t just sit around and let your brain decide what’s possible and then limit you to it. If there’s something you want to do, there are always ways to get past your limiting beliefs and retrain your brain to expect awesome outcomes - visualizations just happens to be one of the most effective and most fun ways to do that.
So how do you do it? It’s basically daydreaming intentionally! I try to pick one or two things at a time that I focus on. Create your dream scenario in your head and play it start to finish. Play it over and over again for as long as you can. The more uninterrupted time you have to think about it, the better. If you want to make more money, maybe you visualize yourself landing your dream client or asking for a raise. If you want to meet your dream partner, maybe you visualize yourself meeting someone amazing and getting to know each other over a series of a great dates. Basically, take whatever it is you want and think long, hard, and detailed about being there and feeling it. Let it fill you up.
Don’t get too attached to the details though. If you’re expecting a tall, dark, and handsome guy with brown hair and blue eyes, you might miss the cute redhead at the bar because you were too busy looking for someone else. If you get too hung up on exactly how it’s got to happen, you’re just limiting yourself.
And as with everything related to energy/vibe, visualizations are more effective if you’re not coming from a place of desperation. Try not to think of it as, ‘I must do this because I have to get what I want’ and instead think, ‘I know this will help me get what I want and it’s also fun.’ Keep it light-hearted. When you’re too attached, you’re not in a place to allow it to come to you.
So what do you want your life to look like? Try playing it in your head and see how things change for you. Worst case scenario, you have some fun daydreaming!