Five Steps To Help You Benefit From The Power Of Visualization
Visualization is one of the primary technologies used in sports psychology today. In simple terms, this means your performance is often the result of what’s happening inside your head.
5 Step Process
When first attempting to use visualization, don't be disappointed if you don't get the results you thought you would. I have some comforting news for you. You’re normal. There are some people who have the ability to close their eyes and instantly bring up crystal clear images, but for many of us this is a skill that needs to be developed over time. With practice however, everyone has the ability to visualize.
Put Your Subconscious Mind To Work
The power of visualization begins when you have identified what you want. In other words, what have you programmed your subconscious brain to focus on? Your subconscious brain is a powerful tool, always ready to help you complete your goals.
The problem with most people is that they program their subconscious mind with negative information. They visualized images of failure, replay mistakes, they think about negative scenarios that might happen, and picture the negative consequences that may arise. Unfortunately, the subconscious mind doesn’t differentiate between positive and negative coordinates. It doesn’t say “You are navigating in the wrong direction. By visualizing success, you program your subconscious to move in that direction.
See yourself performing at your very best. Give yourself permission to dream, get out of your comfort zone. Once you’ve done this you will feel like you’ve really completely connected to your vision. Hit Start.
Pump It Up
The visualization is important, but what’s even more important is the feeling it creates inside of you. A visualization without passion is like a car without fuel. Create powerful emotions, and you’ll create powerful performances. Become emotionally invested in your journey.
Follow A Plan
Following a plan is important because of the nature of visualization. You bring up the images of yourself performing at your absolute best, and... 10 minutes later you catch yourself daydreaming, thinking about an upcoming vacation. Don’t worry, this used to be me. The nature of the mind is that it wanders. With practice, you will develop better control of your visualization, but you can really give yourself a leg up and hold yourself accountable by following to a system.
I've been practicing visualization for a number of years. There are times when it has been spiritual, a feeling that I'm being guided. I believe it is a power that can alter your environment and circumstances, and even cause events to happen.
So....I’d love to hear about the experiences you felt using the power of visualization?
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