Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose. ~ Bo Bennett

Visualizing is an important part of manifesting any goal. As with anything else, there are ways of using this technique that are more effective than others. This process may be a little more involved that what you’re currently doing to accomplish your objectives, but don’t let that stop you. Practicing will only require 5-10 minutes each day, and the results are well worth the effort. Let’s get started and make something happen!

Use realistic visions

First, be thorough. Envisioning yourself accomplishing your objective is just the beginning. To be thorough, visualize your life as a whole, including all the changes that would result from achieving your objective. By doing this, you make your vision real enough to have significant effects.

For example, imagining a big pile of cash on your dining room table isn’t enough to achieve greater wealth. If you really did have that much money, would you really have it piled up on your dining room table? That’s not a very likely scenario. You’d probably have a bank statement or brokerage statement that showed your huge balance.

Also, begin to consider everything else that would change in your life. Would you still be going to work every day? Would you be working in the same place? Would you be living in the same house? Drive the same car? Hang out with the same people?

Use the passion

Use whatever comes to mind. While visualizing, you’re likely to feel certain emotions. These emotions are the key to predicting your ultimate success. If you feel confident and excited during your visualization process, you’re well on your way. However, if you feel any negative emotions, you have more work to do.

Try to determine the cause of any negative feelings you have about your desires and deal with them. Keep a list of the issues that arise and make a plan to address them.

Practice

Visualize frequently. You can’t expect much if you only practice once a week. A good rule to follow is two times a day, minimum. The best times are while you’re in bed: first thing in the morning and just before you fall asleep. You mind tends to be more open and relaxed at these times.

Journal

Write it down. Avoid trying to keep everything in your head. At least once a week, write out your visualization and be as detailed as you possibly csn. What are your thoughts? How do you feel? What do you see, hear, taste, feel and smell? It is also worthwhile to read your visualization aloud at least once a day. The more senses and learning modalities you use, the better.

Imagine your dreams coming to life. Read them to yourself like a story. And read them out loud so you hear them, too. This is much more effective than just occasionally daydreaming about your goals.

Visualization is a powerful tool when used properly. If you incorporate twice-daily visualization into your routine, you’re bound to see some significant results pretty quickly. And remember, visualize your entire life with all of the new change in place, not just the change itself. The more complete the visualization, the better the results. Add this to your arsenal for achieving your goals, you will be amazed.

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