I’ve been called a dreamer. I’ve been told that my outlook on life isn’t realistic at times. That sometimes I need to prepare for life to not go as I hope. But why should I? What does this achieve?
If you can see it, you can believe it.
Whether it’s a race, an exam, or something I want to achieve in general life, I am a firm believer in visualisation. If I can tell myself an event will play out in a particular way, and I can actually visualise it happening in my mind, my brain believes it is possible. It allows my mind to develop a confidence it did not previously have as it feels as though it has done it before. If I have gone through the event in my mind before it has actually happened, I feel the outcome is more likely to be as I saw it.
Power of positive thinking.
Some people may not believe in visualisation. They may think it is slightly far fetched or pointless, but it really isn’t. Even if visualising the event playing out positively doesn’t directly affect the outcome, it sort of does. Ultimately, if this provides you with the confidence to dive straight in and be confident that it is going to go as you hope, it has done something powerful. This is the power of positive thinking. Without visualising an event playing out exactly as you’d like it to, you may have doubts flooding through your mind. You may be questioning what if this happens and I can’t deal with it, what if it all falls apart, but if you visualise yourself dealing positively and confidently with those outcomes, you are prepared for anything to happen. As a result, if the outcome you didn’t wish for starts to occur, you have the confidence and strength to deal with it, something that is already making it more likely that things will take a turn for the better.
See it to believe it.
Ultimately, the only way something will ever happen, is if you believe it will. If you don’t, it will never happen, because you have created space for doubt in your mind. This will automatically make you more cautious, and less confident, two emotions that are not conducive to the outcomes you desire occurring. Therefore, if you can envisage everything happening exactly as you want it to, you are already one step closer to achieving it. If you believe it is possible, then it is.
When do I employ visualisation?
Visualisation is an important part of my daily life. It is what keeps me motivated towards achieving my dreams. If each day, I can see myself achieving them, then I am going to keep going when times get tough. This even extends to during injury. Even though I might have reached a hurdle, I can still see my dreams unfolding in the future, therefore I will keep working hard to achieve them, no matter what, in all aspects of my life. When times test you, keep that sight clear and keep dreaming.
What this does do, is keep you positive and confident that your dreams will come true. So, whatever your dream is, keep it in your thoughts at all times, and visualise yourself achieving it. If you believe it, you’re already 99% more likely to achieve it than if you don’t.
If you’re ever called a dreamer, take it as a compliment, because it means you have the belief in yourself that anything is possible.
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