When you have ambition about something like — success on a critical work project, losing weight, or being happier in life — how would you make it happen?
Sure, you could buy a book, take a class, download an app, or hire a coach — all valid strategies.
However, another technique many swear by, one with proven success when implemented: Visualization.
A powerful connection between the mind and body can be tapped into when utilizing visualization, manifestation, and self-actualization techniques. For more than 50 years, it was deemed physically impossible for a man to run a mile faster than 4 minutes. Many elite athletes trained aggressively with their premier coaches to no avail. However, Roger Bannister, an English medical student, chose a different path while preparing himself for racing. He wasn’t perceived as a contender until 1954 when he accomplished the “humanly impossible” record and ran a mile in 3:59! Within weeks, more men broke Roger’s mile record. Why? They now believed they could run a mile faster than 4 minutes, and they did.
How To Visualize
When you truly, deeply believe you can accomplish something, your chances of making it happen substantially increase. To successfully visualize achieving a goal, you need to create a vivid picture of the journey and destination in your mind. Think of the journey as the preparation, hours of practice, mental state, drive, and persistence needed. The destination is crossing the finish line, receiving recognition and accolades, and how you feel once you have accomplished your goal.
Believe It, Then Do It!
Many great minds believe Rodin’s sculpture of the Thinker, a man in a pose of deep thought with his chin resting on his hand, his arm bent at the elbow and perched upon his knee, embodies this connection between the mind and body. The work, and the artist himself, serve as excellent examples of self-belief and pushing through adversity to make it happen. Rodin was rejected from art school three times but loved creating art and believed in himself. Today he is considered one of the greatest sculptors of all time.
What goal could you achieve if you believed in yourself? What would your journey and destination look like to make it happen?