by: Greg Reid
Watching the last Olympics really amazed me. The feats of strength were fantastic, and the drama of the events themselves was captivating. But what really made the biggest impact was being reminded of something we all know or have learned in the past, and yet rarely put into action for ourselves: the art of visualization.
Now, I’m not talking about some deep Buddhist trance. I’m talking more along the lines of visualizing in our minds the actions we wish to take, the things we’d like to have, or even the personal relationships we desire in clear detail, before they actually appear.
It simply dumbfounded me to realize that all of these athletes spent time visualizing in their minds their entire routine, race, or event before they began their quest. I could see it in their eyes, the way they were visualizing each step, every turn, before they took a deep breath and ventured out into history.
This is where I ask you: When was the last time you gave yourself that much attention in the way you perform your life’s tasks, or visualizing how you see your days in the future?
Could you imagine waking up each day with a clear focus on your desires?
Could you imagine the power you could give yourself by visualizing a goal and seeing it come to fruition in your mind’s eye?
So many people say to me, “I want to be happy, I want to be rich, I want that perfect relationship.” Yet, when pressed, rarely do these people have a clear picture of what that would be. Without a clear vision, what they want could be right in front of them the whole time, but how would they know?
So, I turn it over to you.
What do YOU want out of life? Use your imagination, and do a little “daydreaming,” so to speak, then write down the vision for your happiness and fulfillment.
Once you do, you’ll find that the picture you see for yourself isn’t so crazy after all, and with the right direction, all things really are possible.
Because great things materialize, once we start to visualize.