Visualisation is a wonderful thing. It’s something we can do to relieve our mind of stress. It’s also the first step to success.
How many times have you said to yourself I can’t do this, or I’m going to fail and then have…
Well what if you told yourself that you could do that thing you’ve always wanted to do, or that you will succeed and you should do that thing you’re always telling yourself to do.
Visualisation has the power to change our lives. It has the ability to pull us out of our comfort zones and go onto achieve great things.
Imagine all that time you’ve spent saying negative things to yourself in your mind, well what if you channelled that into believing you were good enough to do what you wanted to do.
Starting my own business is one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I’ve taken a complete gamble during one of the craziest years, ever. Everywhere I look business are shutting down.
I turn on the TV and a company has gone into liquidation and thousands have lost their job’s.
I look on Facebook and business are asking for help. I walk down my local high street and there are cafes boarded up, that used to thrive and that are unlikely to open up again…
Am I crazy to start a business now? Probably. Do I let it change my mind? Nope.
Every day I use visualisation to imagine a successful business. Before I fall asleep I think about how I want my life to be. I think about what I want to achieve and I imagine it happening.
Over the years the type of business I have wanted has changed. But that dream of one day owning my own business has never left me.
On most days I imagine having my own office and a few members of staff and a good atmosphere.
I imagine it will be a place where we aim to help others and support each other.
Have I got there yet? Nope. But I just keep imagining it. I believe in the power of visualisation.
When I was younger I had bad self esteem. If you would like to read about that you can here:
Somewhere along the way, when I should of been thinking of the future I got lost in the idea of self doubt and loathing.
It took me years to realise the time I was spending loathing myself I could of been imagining my future instead.
You see when you start to visualise things that path in front of you begins to change.
You start to move away from toxic cycles and things that hold you back.
Will everything you’ve ever wanted magically happen? No, of course not. However you will begin to realise that as Rumi said, walk and the path will appear before you.
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
The fact is sometimes change can be frightening. It can seem so scary to make our own path, but sometimes that is what we must do.
Water doesn’t cut through rock because of it’s strength but because of it’s persistence. Now isn’t that a beautiful thought.
Visualisation has the power to change our lives. It must become more of a mantra. Something we practice everyday. It is an important sphere of mindfulness.
Do you practice mindfulness? I hope so.
If not, I have an Ebook you can download on this website, that teaches the importance of self love and why we must have compassion for ourselves.
If you’re already on a path of self love then I want you to practice this.
Action: Grab a pen and some paper.
Write down four things that you want to happen in your life.
Two short term ideas such as make £300 this month blogging and go on a date…. and two long term goals like get a promotion and move house. I want you to think about them every, single, day.
I want you to imagine them happening over and over again.
It would be interesting to know if these things happen to you. Comment below and then come back in a year and let us all know if they’ve happened. By then I’ll have my office and a swivel chair.
The point is whenever I’ve been at a low point, visualisation has helped me come out of it.
It’s helped me to see there is hope and a beautiful future out there. It has helped me to move away from where I was.
It has helped me to envisage a world where I was succeeding instead of struggling and it has made me take leaps of faith, that I believed would get me to the place I’ve been envisioning.
Has it worked?
Well I guess that is subjective, but in all honestly I’ve been in some dark places that I thought I was stuck in for life and I have fought everyday to get out of them, simply because I imagine a future that is better.
This is my life, the future is coming and I believe in the power of the mind.
I believe in visualisation. Do you?