“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.” – Robert Collier
It’s really not a big secret but some people can’t seem to see it. We all create our future, no matter if we have failure or success. It all depends on what we focus on.
Visualize your goals as a reality.
Imagine what your life will be like once you accomplish your goals. Your mind cannot tell the difference between something that you vividly imagine and what is real.
When you vividly imagine your goals as though you have already achieved them, your subconscious mind will begin to recognize and attract all the resources you need to make your goal a reality. The more vivid your visualization, the more effectively this works.
After setting some goals and WRITING THEM DOWN, Visualizing your future is a big key to success in any goal.
4 Keys To Visualization
Feel the Emotion
I want to tell you a little experience I had with visualization. I took a Law of Attraction class several years ago. One of the classes was on getting a mental picture of what we wanted for the future. She had us think of something that represented abundance for us. Picture something that you would think someone with the kind of abundance you want would have, or something you would be doing. For me it was a champagne colored Lexus. Not that I really wanted a Lexus but when I thought of having abundance, a Lexus is what came to mind.
When we started the exercise, the instructor asked for a volunteer. She asked the volunteer to picture in his mind something that symbolized abundance for him. He said a red Ferrari.
She started asking him questions drawing him out and trying to get to the feeling underneath his choice. WHY the Ferrari? She had him close his eyes and picture it. What are you feeling as you drive around in your Ferrari? After several questions and drawing him out she got to the underlying emotion that he was really wanting in his life. The feeling that the red Ferrari symbolized.
As I listened to that man go through that, I realized what my underlying emotion was. I wanted FREEDOM! Freedom from crappy jobs working for people I didn’t respect, freedom from the work schedule, freedom from living in scarcity & not having enough money. So, for me, the Lexus represented freedom.
Next, the instructor had us visualize our chosen symbol. If it was a car, picture the color, walk around it, kick the tires, run your hands over it, open the door, get in and sit in it, smell the leather, turn on the radio, start it up and go for a drive. All the while noticing the feelings you are having. She recommended going into more detail with it. Visualize yourself washing the car, driving to different places and visualize how people react to you.
Anyway, you get the idea. Be as vivid in detail and intensity as you can. Really focus in on the emotion you are after. For me it was the feeling of freedom.
Here’s the neat thing. I did this exercise every day for months even though I didn’t really understand how it worked. I just thought I was putting myself in an attracting energy. Well, it’s true that I was doing that but much more was happening.
Fast forward a few months . . .
Remember that clunker van I mentioned? I had decided it was time to get something better. I had been reading a book by Wallace D. Wattles. Something he said made me decide to get a better car. I wanted a used car but one only a few years old so off to find one.
After looking around for a couple weeks, my husband and I drove to a dealership where we had seen a Toyota Avalon listed. That car was only a couple years old but it had been beat to hell and it was a mess. No way on that one but just 3 cars down from it sat this beautiful champagne colored Lexus. It was a couple years older than the Avalon but it looked like a brand new car. We test drove it. Oooooooooh My!!! What a ride!
We bought that car, so I ended up with a 5 year old Lexus. On the way home, riding in my newly purchased Lexus it hit me. This is the exact car I had been visualizing for months. Exactly. The color the model, everything. I started to cry. I couldn’t contain myself. The emotion of what I had created in my life, not just the car but it was about that time that my husband retired from his job and joined my full time in my business. Not only that but my son Brandon, who was 23 at the time also quit his job and went full time in his network marketing business. I tell you, it still brings tears of joy to my eyes.
I realized that my life was changing and it was entirely because I wanted freedom and I was determined to get it. I took my goals and my visualization seriously. Freedom is what I wanted and freedom is what I got.
At the time I did the visualizing daily thinking, “I’ll try it, it’s free, what if it works?” Today I am a firm believer in visualizing your goals.
Oh by the way, my son Brandon also visualized a Lexus in his future. Guess what kind of car he drives today.
So, I urge you to visualize your dreams . . .
Frequently – Visualize as often as you can. Whenever you have a moment, close your eyes and spend some time with it. I like to visualize before falling asleep at night. Sometimes I wake up in the night. I use a few minutes to visualize as I fall back to sleep.
Feel the Emotion – The more emotion you can feel while visualizing the better.
Vivid Detail – The clearer you goal is in your mind’s eye, the more power it will have on your subconscious mind. When your every detail of your attained goal becomes absolutely clear in your mind you will be very close to achieving it.
Duration – The longer you can hold an image of your attained goal in your mind the better.
When you combine all of these four keys you begin to activate all of your subconscious powers to move you, drive you toward accomplishing your goal.
Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite visualizations and if you have had any come true.
Wishing you Abundant Success,