Visualization? Think About It!

"Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose" - Bo Bennett

Visualization has been documented and used successfully throughout our history to create and manifest a desired change, result, or set of circumstances. Quite simply, the term 'making your dreams a reality' has never been more achievable. The art of visualization centres around creating and seeing clear, vivid, and detailed images in your mind. The clearer the picture or mental movie you can create, and the more emotion attached to it, the quicker it will begin to manifest through the Law of Attraction.

My first foray into such subject matter came in the form of a book called, ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. Its message, highlighting the Law of Attraction, was apparently something drawn upon for years, decades, even centuries. To the enlightened, this was no secret!

"Visualization is the process of creating pictures in your mind of yourself enjoying what you want. When you visualize, you generate powerful thoughts and feelings of having it now. The law of attraction then returns that reality to you, just as you saw it in your mind" - Rhonda Byrne

Since that day almost 12 years ago, as if a new door had been opened, I began seeing similar messages and stories in the form of other authors, books, blogs, podcasts, successful business owners, entrepreneurs, athletes, celebrities, and many more. This was not something new! In fact, almost all success stories made reference to mental rehearsal, or a visualization routine. Many athletes before a big competition will mentally rehearse very vivid and detailed images of their performance. They will run-through their full performance with absolute clarity and precision, engaging all of their senses. World Champion Golfer, and considered one of the best golfers of all time, Jack Nicklaus has said: "I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head". Then there’s Jim Carrey the actor, who started off in Hollywood broke and out of work . He wrote himself a check for $10 million dollars and dated it for Thanksgiving 1995. He then carried that check around in his wallet for over 3 years looking at it every single day. Six months before Thanksgiving in 1995, he earned his $10 million dollars and big break in a now Hollywood comedic classic, Dumb and Dumber.

"I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That's the thing. You can't just visualize and go eat a sandwich" - Jim Carrey

Research has revealed that mental practice is almost as effective as true physical practice, and that doing both is more effective than either alone. After learning about the art of visualization and Law of Attraction, I thought, it’s time to begin the practice of visualization and manifesting my future.

"Creative visualization works" - Oprah Winfrey