The Impact of Visualizing
Visualize, every day for five minutes or more,
the life of your dreams as if your dreams had already come true.
What do you visualize about . . .
What can go wrong?
Why can’t I reach that goal?
Why can’t I do anything right?
What if I get cancer?
I’ll never be able to pay off my credit cards?
Suppose I lose my retirement?
Why does this (bad thing) keep happening to me?
For every second your mind is wrapped up in those thoughts, you are doing several things:
1) You are helping to create them (or something similar) and draw them to you.
2) You are stealing a second of happiness from the present moment.
That is a hefty price to pay for visualizing the wrong things.
Instead, ask yourself empowering questions and allow yourself to savor and wallow in the answers.
Take a moment to think about what you want in your life – how you’d like your life to be.
Paint a picture in your mind and fill in the details. The sensations, the smells, the whole package.
Write down those things and spend a few minutes in the morning and before bed pretending you have that. What are you doing? What does it feel like?
What would I do with an extra hundred dollars a week?
How would it feel to be perfectly healthy? (If my skin was clear? I could walk without pain? I could take deep cleansing breaths? . . .)
Suppose I loved my job?
How could I make my job more fun?
What would it feel like if I attained my goal?
Imagine success, not failure.
Visualization is always at work in our lives – what are you visualizing?
The choice is yours.
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ~ Dale Carnegie