When I was very young I visualized myself being and having what it was I wanted. Mentally I never had any doubts about it.
– A. Schwarzenegger
What do some of the world’s most influential and successful people have in common?
They all use the practice of visualisation to realise their dreams and goals.
Visualisation is a powerful technique, just read these success stories if you have any doubt:
- Jack Nicklaus has won a record 18 professional majors and is considered the best golfer in history. He has described how he used visualisation extensively to help him prepare and win at golf.
- Tiger Woods was taught how to use visualization and imagery when he was a boy by his father, Earl. Tiger visualizes exactly where he wants the golf ball to go. Tiger Woods uses visualization to become one of the best, if not the best, golfer in the world today.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, five time Mr. Universe, four-time Mr. Olympia has not only used visualization for athletic success but also credits it for his success as a movie star: ”When I was very young I visualized myself being and having what it was I wanted. Mentally I never had any doubts about it.”
Jose Silva, founder of the original Silva Mind Control Method, pioneered a powerful technique called creative visualisation.
This involves visualising the end result of your goal or desire while you are in the alpha level of mind (a mental state of relaxed awareness). The concept of visualisation techniques has been known for ages.
Visualisation should be done in the “present tense”. Let’s say you’re looking to own a brand new car. You want to visualise yourself in the car and feel the moment as if it is happening this instant and not at some time in the future.
In other words, feel the sense of joy in owning the car, rather than the sense of wanting or the sense of desire for the car.
To visualise effectively, Silva suggests creating a mental screen in front of your eyes. This should be like the screen you see in a cinema. It should be forward, in front of your eyes, and raised at an angle of around 20 degrees. The screen should be at least 6 feet in front of you. Make the screen as large as you can, almost like a movie screen in a cinema.
Try it now
Close your eyes and visualize the mental screen, raised slightly 20 degrees above the horizon, and at least 6 feet in front of you.
When you perform creative visualisation, you will project images onto this screen.
If you are looking to improve your sports skills, visualise yourself playing the game perfectly. See yourself making perfect moves, shooting every basket, making the perfect swing. Feel the joy you feel when you play the game well.
If you are looking to shed some pounds, see yourself healthy and fit. Feel the joy of having a beautiful body. See people complimenting you.
If you’re in sales, you can see yourself making the perfect pitches. See your monthly commission statements showing ever-increasing figures.
The truth is that visualization works in a combination of ways.
First of all, it activates the law of attraction.
Secondly it unlocks the motivation inside that you need to strive for your goals. When you remind yourself daily of how good it will feel to achieve your biggest dreams, you will more so motivated to strive for them. This motivation will allow you to take the steps needed to fulfill your dreams – and feel like fun along the way.
Lastly, it burns the mental picture, feelings and emotions into your subconscious mind – a very powerful tool. Once your subconscious mind latches onto an idea, it begins to work without you. Your subconscious can effortlessly lead you to your goals, if it has the right impression.
So follow in the footsteps of some of the most successful people in the world and start visualizing your dreams today. Not only is it proven to work, its fun too.
Culled from Silva Life System
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