“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” ~ Muhammad Ali
- Do feel stuck in a rut?
- Is one day very much the same as the other?
- Have you achieved your full potential in life – or is there something else tugging at you?
- If so, what does it look like?
Visualisation evidence suggests that our mind plays an important role in the creation of our experience, and therefore it may be possible to ‘program’ our mind and body to act in a certain way to gain positive results (see here). Visualisation has long been used effectively by sports people to increase their success. This is because, as studies reveal, the brain does not distinguish between imagining something and actually doing it. So by imagining a successful result you are more likely to be able to achieve it.
Begin by establishing a highly specific goal. Imagine that you have already achieved your goal. Hold a mental ‘picture’ of it as if it were occurring to you right at that moment. Imagine the scene in as much detail as possible. Engage as many of the five senses as you can in your visualization. What do you see? What can you hear? What can you touch? What can you smell? Can you taste anything? Practise consistently at night or in the morning. Combine with meditation or affirmations (e.g. “I am confident”, “I am strong”, “I enjoy achieving my goals”).
Consider creating a Vision Board containing images of what you would like to have in life and more importantly – how you would like to feel (see here). The aim of the Vision Board is to bring everything on it to life based on the principle that what you focus on is more likely to happen.
So now is the time to allow your imagination to take flight…