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, in my opinion. Let me explain.
How many times have you said to yourself “I can’t do this”, or “I’m going to fail” and then you have, I know I have.
Well, what if you told yourself that you could do that thing you’ve always wanted to do, and you will succeed, and you should do that thing you’re always telling yourself to do. It’s easier than it sounds I know. But really all it takes is a little practice.
Visualisation has the power to change our lives. Will it magically fulfil a wish? No, of course not. However it can get your thought process out of a spin and into a positive frame of mind. In this way you are taking small steps towards something positive.
Visualisation has the ability to pull us out of our comfort zones. If we can picture what we would like to achieve, we are more likely to seek opportunities that will lead us in that direction. Most likely you will go on to achieve great things.
Imagine all that time you’ve wasted saying negative things to yourself in your mind. Now think about what would have happened if you’d been positive about yourself instead. What if you channelled that energy into believing that you were good enough to do what you wanted to do instead. I wonder how long it would take you to start seeing results.
Starting my own business was one of the scariest things I’ve ever accomplished. My logical brain was telling me it’s a complete gamble. But the optimist in me said go for it.
Every day I use visualisation to imagine the successful business I picture. 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 I’ll admit. But that dream of one day owning my own business has never left me.
Have I got there yet? Not exactly, but I am running a business, I work for myself, I have my own office. So I’m getting somewhere and I believe that is down to the power of visualisation. I just keep visualising it, and I refuse to give up. Some people call it manifesting, but I believe visualisation is the skill of success.
When I was younger I had bad self esteem. Somewhere along the way, when I should of been thinking of the future, I got lost in self doubt and loathing.
It took me years to realise the time I was spending loathing myself, could have been spent using visualisation for my future instead.
You see when you start to visualise, that path in front of you begins to change. You start to move away from toxic cycles and things that hold you back. You start to achieve, even if your goal feels miles away you’re still moving closer.
Will everything you’ve ever wanted magically happen? No, of course not. This isn’t magic after all. However, you will begin to realise that as Rumi said:
“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 its strength after all, but because of its persistence. Now isn’t that a beautiful thought.
Visualisation has the power to change our lives. But to do so it must become more of a mantra. Something we practice everyday. It is an important sphere of mindfulness, underrated and perhaps misunderstood, itteaches us the importance of self love and why we must have compassion for ourselves.
If you’re already on a path of self love and you practice mindfulness, then join in!
Action: Grab a pen and some paper…
Write down four things that you want in your life. Two short term and two long term goals, and then I want you to think about them every day.
I want you to imagine them happening over and over again. It would be interesting to know if these things happen to you.
Let’s try something, comment below and then come back to this very post in a year (I will too with an update) and let us know if what you have manifested has come into fruition…
The point is, whenever I’ve been at a low point, visualisation has helped me out of it. At the very least, it’s helped me to see there is hope and a beautiful future out there for me. It has helped me to move away from where I was at my lowest.
It has helped me to envision 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, I’ve been in some dark places in my lifetime, some that I thought I was truly stuck in for life. I have fought everyday to get out of there, simply, because I use visualisation for a future that is better for myself.
This is my life, and the sweet future is coming and I believe in the power of the mind. I believe in visualisation and I am manifesting the life I want.