The Power of Visualization | How To Become Successful

There is a next chapter in your life and it starts right now. It starts today. Whatever has happened to you thus far in your life journey is over, and tomorrow is brand new. The beautiful thing about life is that you get to decide your tomorrow. One habit I’ve noticed that all successful people have is some form of visualization. Where is the visualization in your life? Are you mentally projecting where you’re going to be in the future?

If you don’t know about visualization yet, grab a notepad and take some notes because this is going to be gold for you. If you do know about visualization then this is going to be reinforcement or provide new insights that you haven’t heard before.

Start Visualizing

The visualization strategy is always overlooked, but if you talk to any successful person it’s usually a vital part of their daily routine. To make it simple, visualization is about finding a space where you can mentally project what you want for yourself and your surroundings in the future. Everyday you can spend 5-15 minutes focusing on where you want to be and your goals that are 6 to 12 months away.

Envision yourself accomplishing these goals. How will you feel when you accomplish them? What will you be wearing? Where are you going to be when you accomplish them? Who will you be with? Visualization is a conscious choice to expose yourself to positive thoughts. You can visualize while you’re running, listening to a podcast, reading motivational material, lifting weights, taking a shower, sitting on the couch, looking over your backyard and more. Wherever you can find solitude, you can visualize.

Visualization is exposing your mind to positive thoughts every single day. Listening to this podcast, or a few other favorites, for an hour a day could change your life. If you do this for 6 to 12 months while minimizing negative inputs, your life can do a 180. Consistent exposure to positive things like knowledge, your dreams,  and motivation will rub off on you, I promise!

For example, Lululemon is one of my favorite brands. Lululemon knows that I know exactly where their stores are, but they are still going to show me advertisements on a daily basis because they know positive reinforcement is going to get me to buy more. They’re constantly reinforcing that they’re a favorite of mine and that I’m a valued customer. What does this mean? It means that whatever you’re exposed to, you’re more likely to take action. This works the same way in your own mind!

Discover Your Talent

The more positive messages you promote to yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive place mentally, embrace challenges and continue to grow and mold yourself into something amazing. When you’re constantly being told these things, you become them. Capitalize on yourself and make a bet on what you can accomplish. Put all your energy and focus on that one single thing that you’re most talented at and start there. The strategy is about going all in on what you’re really good at and learning everything there is to know about your talent.

You have to realize that when you are talented, it’s not enough. Pure talent is not enough. I was not always the most athletic person, but I played at one of the highest levels of professional sports because I worked really hard. I knew what I was good at instead of focusing on what I wasn’t, and I sharpened those skills everyday. Don’t think you’re different because you haven’t discovered your talent yet. Everybody has something that makes them different from someone else. You just have to discover your talent. So if you think you’re not talented, you’re not giving yourself enough credit. You need new inputs and you need to surround yourself with people who are encouraging you to reach your dreams and that they are people you aspire to be like.

Look, my daughter watches this lady named Mrs. Hands on YouTube. She paints her hands the color of the rainbow. First, she puts her hand out, paints her thumb one color, her index color one color, etc. She has 500,000,000 views on her page and probably makes around $30,000 a month from YouTube commissions alone. There are people who start business with the most outrageous niches and find a way to turn it into a business. Take your talent and find a way to turn it into something that allows you to live the quality of life you want to live. Discover that one thing that makes you excited that gets you excited and pursue it.

Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People

Find people who have similar talents or values to what you want to attract or you want to achieve and study them. Know how they behave, what they do and how they are the best in the world at what they do. Once you find your talent, find out how it can bring value into other people’s lives and watch how the universe pays you back. There has to be a strategy to the psychological development. How are you going to work on yourself? What are the daily rituals that you are going to incorporate to ensure personal development?

Visualization is only part of it. Who are your role models? How do they visualize? My suggestion is make a list of 5 people of who you aspire to be and learn everything about them. Emulate them and practice what they preach and see how you start to change and see your goals manifest. Put your own flavor on it and become your own success! There are more important questions than what we should do. Instead, we need to identify the areas of our life that is conflicting with our values and our goals.

What should you stop doing to get you to where you want to be? Those are the gaps you need to fill! Become self-aware and honest and fill those gaps with things that identify with where you want to be and who you want to be. It’s important during visualization and personal development time to form solid habits. Stand in front of the shower for 10 minutes and think about your goals. It may feel weird, but you have to do what successful people do to be successful. Dedicate yourself to getting better everyday by practicing visualization and personal development.

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