The mind is made up of two parts, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. We think with our conscious or rational mind and whatever we think repeatedly finally sinks into our subconscious or creative mind. The subconscious mind is like a computer. It cannot think on its own, it cannot tell the difference between good and bad, or true and false. It takes on face value, whatever is presented to it. When the conscious mind presents the subconscious mind with the same thought again and again, it starts taking the thought seriously and oes whatever it can to make it happen.
Professional athletes and other highly successful people regularly use the power of visualisation. Why? Well when thinking, humans do not think in words, instead we see pictures on the screen of our mind whenever thoughts are being processed.
How can this help you achieve your goals?
By visualising an outcome you want over and over again it builds ‘cells of recognition’ in your memory bank, which helps us in the following two ways.
Firstly, you become consciously aware of everything that can help you achieve the visualised outcome that you want. You quickly scan over anything that is not in line with that image and easily pick up on resources and opportunities that will help you achieve your goal.
When you regularly focus on an image in your mind, every cell in your body is involved in that image and you vibrate and resonate with everything that is in harmony with that frequency both on a physical and non-physical level. This frequency moves you closer, and moves everything that is needed closer to you, for the manifestation of the desired outcome.
Secondly, you impress an idea into the subconscious part of you, it eventually becomes ‘fixed’ and you begin to automatically attract and move towards that which you desire.
The reason athletes practice visualisation is because they want to condition their mind in such a way that the body automatically behaves the way they want it to without great effort. It is the only way to become ‘unconsciously competent’.
The same is true for highly successful people. If they visualise the success they want over and over again, eventually their bodies will automatically do whatever it must to make the image a physical reality.
Tips to effective visualisation
1) Make sure you are in a place where you won’t be disturbed
2) Breathe deeply and allow your body to fully relax
3) Ensure you make time for it to happen at least twice a day
4) Feel the emotions of achieving your goal, the stronger the passion the higher the energy
5) See it from different viewpoints eg as you in the moment but also as an outsider, someone watching you achieve your goal.
So what is it that you want? Start visualising your success and enjoy the rewards 🙂
“Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations of ourselves. What the mind dwells upon the body acts upon.”