If you can see it clearly in your mind, you can achieve it!
One of the toughest things about success is the unknown, or not being able to clearly see where you will be in six months, twelve months or ten years time! Sure, we all have a generalized idea of success, that may include, making a lot of money, meeting the perfect partner, attaining the perfect body and finding a career we are passionate about. However, that isn’t enough. What you need, before you can truly succeed is a detailed outline, or blueprint of exactly what it is that you want to achieve. Without a clear picture, all of your planning may fall short of your expectations.
Many people prefer not to think about their future too much, maybe sometime during childhood, we have been discouraged from thinking too big. We have been told that we are just daydreaming and that we should be more realistic about life. Our motivation and confidence is often squashed at an early age when we are told we should make sure that we are doing something that fits within the stereotypical norms. This means, that we are often discouraged from taking the risks because we might fail, and failure instills fear, which leads to a life where we are stuck in limbo, too scared to make any real moves that can transform our lives for the better.
This mindset is extremely dangerous, especially to a driven and motivated person. It turns off our ability to act on our thoughts, to make them a reality! We all have something that we want to accomplish in this life, and if we do not allow ourselves to fail from time to time, we end up stuck in a vicious loop too scared to actually make the moves we need to take in order to reach our goals. It can be very toxic to listen to people around us who feel they are often trying to protect us from failure! Sad to say, there are a lot of people that will try and hold you back because they don’t like to see others succeed. Not saying everyone is out to get you, or kill your hopes and dreams, some don’t even realize they are doing it because it’s a habit they have built over time.
My advice, take in everyone’s opinion, because there is a lesson in everything. Weigh up all the information, and more importantly, do your research, be honest with yourself and then develop a smart plan to help reach your chosen goals. A valuable tool that you can use is visualization, where you make a clear picture in your mind’s eye on the final outcome of your chosen goal. Vision is a very powerful tool when it comes to achieving successful outcomes. As they say “seeing is believing”, so if you can see it you can achieve it.
When we struggle to develop a vision, we lose sight of where we are heading, and we get stuck in the humdrum of everyday life. Nobody wants to spin their wheels, it’s frustrating and totally unproductive so let’s look at the art of visualization and how it can help you lock on to your present and future goals with laser like clarity.
To begin with, find a quiet spot where you can think deeply about exactly what you want to achieve and why you want to achieve it. The clearer you can make the picture, the more effective the technique will be. First of all, you should visualize where you want to end up presuming that your goal is successful. What is your ultimate outcome? Be clear on this, because not knowing will result in a lot of white noise that will blur your vision of a successful outcome.
Keep in mind, we are not dreaming, we are visualizing in a realistic fashion and making the picture as clear as we possibly can. Visualizing involves all senses, so make sure you not only see where you want to be, but how you will feel when you get there. You can even bring your other senses into play, are there any distinct smells associated with your goals, and specific sounds? Make the picture a full sensory projection just as you would imagine it would feel in real life.
This blog post is taken from my ebook Mind Champion. It covers 12 important steps that will help you achieve success in whatever you set out to achieve.