Can Positive Thinking and Visualization Change Your Life?
Close your eyes and think of the most important goal in your life right now. It can be big or small, anything from losing twenty pounds to starting your own business or something equally as intense. Think about how much you’d like to accomplish whatever you are thinking of, and the emotional impact success will have on you. Now think about how long you’ve been in the “future goal” state. You know that the only one who can make a positive change in your life is you- so what’s stopping you from moving towards what you want? If you find yourself consistently stalling instead of making strides towards success, you may be holding yourself back from positive visualization.
Power of Belief
Positive visualization is exactly what it sounds like; taking time every day to see and imagine yourself achieving your goals. However, this is easier said than done. One of the most crucial aspects of positive visualization is believing in what you are picturing. The reason that positive visualization is so effective is because it acts as a motivator for us to step outside of our comfort zones and move confidently in the direction of our dreams.
You will have little motivation to take time out of your day to work towards your goals if you have no belief that they are actually attainable. For this reason, many experts recommend making a routine of process visualization. That is, visualizing each individual step you need to take to achieve your goal, and imaging yourself working towards your end goal. For example, if your ultimate goal is to run a marathon, taking a moment to visualize yourself getting off the couch and taking a jog around the block is the first step to finding the motivation to finish those twenty-six daunting miles.
But what if you have no idea where to start your visualization? Many goals are concrete- becoming a teacher or losing weight have relatively straightforward paths that one might take. However, more nebulous goals require outside information and coaching. One of the most common goals I hear is “start a business” or “quit my day job.” If you are interested in entrepreneurship online, check out my link here for some information to get started.
Remember to set time aside daily to visualize yourself succeeding in your goals. Take the first step today to change your life- your future self will thank you for it!
See you at the top!