Creative visualisation

What drives your success?

Most of us have heard of creative visualisation and how it can be used to assist us in achieving our goals. The idea behind this is that thoughts are creative and what you focus on is what you attract.

This is also the premise behind the law of attraction: using your mind (imagination) to change your beliefs, or programed expectations, by vividly seeing and feeling yourself achieving your goals. If you can create it in your mind and create energy and belief around it, then your subconscious will work to create it in the physical world for you.

There are many versions of this, from ‘manifesting your dreams’, ‘all things start as thought’, ‘beginning with the end in mind’, ‘believing to achieve’ and ‘positive self-belief’, right through to having your prayers answered.

The easiest way to understand this concept is to think about highly successful athletes and their strategies for maximising potential. They visualise how they will run a race and see it in their mind first. They set their desired outcomes and ‘see’ themselves achieving that. They see themselves winning and the wonderful feeling that brings.

We freely accept this as a proven method in sport, but when asked to apply it to our business and personal lives it suddenly takes on mythical or spiritual properties for many people who otherwise dismiss it as ‘mumbo-jumbo’. Is success and achievement not consistent across all endeavours?

Now, right now, pay attention to the thoughts and images that come into your mind. Do you think more about success or failure, happiness or unhappiness, winning or losing? Your predominant thoughts are what you create and your key to success or failure.

Henry Ford summed it up well:

‘If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.’

If all things are created twice, first in your mind then in your reality, how can anything great be achieved if you consider the negative most of the time?

The stronger the feelings and emotions that are associated with your thoughts and mental images, the stronger their impact on your life. These thoughts and mental images are the key to success or failure, according to whether they are positive or negative. They also act as a lens through which you see and interpret the world and how you act and react.

So are you predominantly a positive or negative person? How is that affecting your life? We’ll explore this topic more in our next post.


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2 Responses to “Creative visualisation”

  1. speedupyoursuccess Says:

    Thanks for this post. I completely agree when you say that all things are created twice, first in our mind then in our reality. Thank you to remind me to pay more attention at what I create in my mind first.

    • WorkLifeBankBalance Says:

      Thanks for your comment, we all need to ‘check’ our thinking from time to time to make sure we havent been sucked into the negativity and lack mentality of so many around us and constantly promoted by the media. When we do rise above it the path to success and fulfilment becomes clear. Good luck on your journey!

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