If you’ve ever imagined winning the big game, getting your dream job, or being your own boss, you’re already familiar with visualization. Hundreds of studies have showed that people who use visualization are more likely to achieve their goals and make even their wildest dreams into reality. But not everybody is convinced that sitting still, quieting the mind, and using their imagination can have real, tangible results in the world. The truth is, visualization works. If you’re not using it, you’re missing out in a major way.
Need some convincing that visualization is worth it? Look no further:
- You’ll learn exactly what your goals are.
Visualization forces you to determine your preferred outcomes in all walks of life. If you don’t know what you’re aiming for, how are you going to get it?
- You’ll hone your mind and your body.
Practicing physical activities (sports, skills, or even scenarios like giving a speech) in your mind is nearly as effective as practicing in real life. Repetition (physical and mental) is often the key to success.
- Give yourself a huge confidence boost.
The more we’ve performed a set of actions, the more confident we feel about our ability to do them well. Visualization gives us the opportunity to become experts at anything so we don’t have to feel like a novice when we’re called to act in our real lives.
- Leverage the power of positivity.
Visualization techniques ask us to imagine the best possible outcome for any given scenario. When we think positively about the results we want, we encourage more positivity and improve our chances of succeeding.
- Become smarter and more creative.
When we use our imagination, we’re forced to let go of old hang-ups and patterns that prevent us from doing our best. Visualization lets us access intelligence and creativity that perhaps we didn’t know we had.