You have probably heard about it before whether its “sports theory”, “the law of attraction”, “the desire map” or whatever other clever name a blogger or guru puts on it. At the end of the day it all goes back to visualization.
Think of visualization as a mental rehearsal for your dream life, or becoming the person you want to be. The goal of visualization is to get you to commit to the changes you want to see in your life. You have to develop self awareness, and asses your current situation and your desires.
You’re the actor in your life, don’t live it like you’re an audience member.
In case you’re skeptical and questioning these claims here is why it works:
According to research using brain imagery, visualization works because neurons in our brains (cells that transmit information), interpret imagery as equivalent to a real-life action. When we visualize an act, the brain generates an impulse that tells our neurons to “perform” the movement. This creates a new neural pathway, clusters of cells in our brain that work together to create memories or learned behaviors, and that primes our body to act in a way consistent to what we imagined. All of this occurs without actually performing the physical activity, yet it achieves a similar result.
Any visualization theory will tell you that in order to attract what you desire most, you must see it, feel it, and obsess over it. Just having one of those, lessens the effectiveness of the whole thing. You must use all of your senses, imagine every step, and most importantly live like its already happening.
Just wanting something wont make it magically appear though, visualization is meant as an aid and a guide to provoke action. In order to motivate yourself or hold yourself accountable consider using tools such as a vision board and a daily task list. Placing a vision board by your bed will guarantee you visualize your goals every morning, and start your day right. You then when write a list of tasks or actions that would bring you closer to these goals. At the end of the day while you’re looking at your vision board look at your list and check off the things you have accomplished. If you managed to complete all of them then place a big check mark on top of the page, if you failed try again tomorrow. The goal is to make those actions your habit, and science says if you manage to do them for 21 days in a row it’ll become a habit. You can then add more things to your list, and watch you get closer to your goals day by day.
The idea is to create a snowball effect, momentum if you will, and soon enough you’ll achieve whatever you set your mind to. If your desire is strong enough, nothing will get in your way.
Remember, it’s all in your hands.¡