Visualization simply means creating a visual picture of something and is important to self development because it brings clarity to the future. When you visualize your personal goals and yourself achieving those goals, it makes your brain believe that achieving the goal is possible. When you consistantly visualize on any given goal it will enable you to manifest more rapidly than if you don`t focus on it at all. The more focus you concentrate on the goal the faster you will bring it to reality.
Ten Visualization Tips ; Visualization is easy and has been proven to be an effective technique that brings results. If you don’t put a little time and effort into visualizing the results you desire, then you are leaving things up to chance. When you do that, chances are pretty good that you won’t get what you want and may very likely get what you don’t want. The following tips can help you become a master at visualization.
1) Make a mental picture. Pick up a photo and study it closely; then close your eyes and try to remember what you saw. If you see anything resembling the picture, you are visualizing. It’s that simple! If you are unable to see the picture in your mind, or you want to improve your visualization skills, take the same picture and while looking at it, close your eyes and open your eyes as many times as possible for one minute. Soon you’ll be visualizing better than before. Practice this technique frequently.
2) Physically act out your goal. With your eyes closed, envision ourself physically involved in taking the steps required to reach your goal. Go through all the motions and experiences, as if they were really happening. Notice your emotions and have fun with this !
3) Take time to visualize each day. Give yourself 10 to 30 minutes every day to visualize your goals. Remove yourself from everything else that is going on and find a quiet, uninterrupted area to perform this technique. Remember, the more you focus on your goals, the sooner you will achieve them.
4) Use all of your senses. Visualization is only limited by your memory skills. The more clearly you remember the details of what you see, the easier it is to make mental pictures. However, you are not limited to visual memory. If your strength is in terms of what you hear or the way it feels, then let that be dominant sense and allow the visual aspects to go along for the ride. By working with all of your senses, sight, feel, taste, sound, you will get results more quickly.
5) Verbalize what you want to visualize. When you first begin using visualization, you might find it helpful to describe in words what you want to visualize. If you want to visualize a new computer, simply say out loud or in your mind: “I see a computer. It has an 18-inch flat screen monitor, 80-gig hard drive, x-brand of software, a DVD player, CD burner, etc.” Read your goals out loud, then close your eyes and repeat the content in your mind. Combine affirmations with visualizations.
6) Speak rapidly. Verbalize what you want to visualize as rapidly as you can. Describe so fast that you don’t have time to stop and judge whether or not something is worth mentioning. Just go with the flow and see what comes with it.
7) Visualize where you want to go. One of the first things race car drivers are taught is to look only in the direction they want to go. When they are strapped into their safety harness and have placed their helmet on, they are forced to look straight ahead. Visualization is similar. When you focus on where you want to go, you are visualizing future possibilities. You aren’t turning around to see what’s behind or beside you. Think of visualization as being your safety harness and protective helmet. It’s a tool that you can help you stay on track.
8) Practice and expand. As you begin using visualization techniques, you might find it helpful to schedule time to perform visualizations. Use a simple visualization exercise and visualize it for a few minutes. Do it at the same time each day. After you are comfortable, begin adding new elements into your visualization and expand upon it. The more often you do this, the easier and more effective your visualization becomes.
9) Visualize in the first person. When visualizing, see yourself achieving your goal through your own eyes, rather than watching yourself from the outside. This method is very powerful because this is the way that you normally see and experience life.
10) Make visualization fun. Go all out in your visualization techniques. Visualize a full-length moving staring YOU. Replay it over and over and watch yourself achieve your goal. Create background music. See yourself standing on the podium of success. Hear your customers chanting your name as they crowd around you with a fistful of dollars in their hands. Feel the excitement as you provide your product to thousands of people. Make your visualization as grandiose as possible and imagine the possibilities that exist.
Vision Boards Attach pictures & magazine clippings of your goals to a piece of poster board. Display it where you see it every day. This reinforces & reminds you of your goals every time you look at it. When you regularly visualize your goals your taking steps towards manifesting them.