The power of visualizing can not be said enough. Successful people are successful because they visualize they are successful.
Power of Visualizing
I cannot say this enough, “If you can visualize it, it will happen.” Ask any successful person if they have ever pictured themselves being where they are today. All top professionals know the importance of visualization. They know that if they can see themselves succeeding in their mind, it will become a reality.
Anyone that knows me well would be able to tell you that I have no sense of direction. I am so grateful for GPS. I do not know how I got around before GPS.
There was one morning that I was driving to work on the freeway. It was around five in the morning and still dark. The ride to work took me about 40 minutes and was an excellent time for me to unwind and visualize what I wanted to accomplish.
At this point of my life, I was a manager for a department in a supermarket. I enjoyed the business side of my job, but I always wanted to run my own business. I felt that if I could run a department for someone else, I could do the same for myself, and would have control of how much money I could make.
This particular morning on the way to work I was enjoying a new CD that I had just purchased. During the songs I would visualize myself playing the songs, I was listening to. I became so strong at visualizing that I could physically feel how to play the songs that I heard playing through the speakers. The CD that I had on was a live Allman Brother Band Concert. Anyone familiar with the Allman Brothers Band knows that their songs could go on for thirty minutes live. These are great to get lost in. Live shows are my favorite; I would be able to visualize myself playing the songs in front of thousands of people. It was great always to hear the crowd cheer for me.
Now remember it was dark, and there were not many people on the road at this time. This was the perfect time for me to lose myself in a daydream. Once the song ended, I focused on my surroundings. I kid you not when I tell you this. I was in the middle of a city thirty minutes past my destination. My heart sunk and I started to get sweaty. I did not know what to do; I have no sense of direction, and I was in a bad section of the city. I thought this was the end for me.
Fast forwarding a couple of years, I left my management job, went from a part time guitar instructor to a full guitar instructor with over 70 students a week and a waiting list. I also performed every week for at least ten years. Towards the end, I was performing 4-5 days a week.
Here are a couple more examples.
Michael Jordan always visualized taking the last shot before he would go on the court.
Jim Carrey visualized himself being the greatest actor in the world.
Conclusion: Do not underestimate the power of visualizing.
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