“It’s amazing when you start visualizing things, how much it does actually come to pass.”
Brooke Elder (2:03 – 2:08)
What’s in your Future?
If you’re familiar with the Strengths Finder test (if you aren’t, it’s an excellent individual and team resource. You can find more information here) then it may not be surprising to you that my top strength is Futuristic.
I love dreaming about the future and making plans for the things to come in my life and my business. What I love even more than dreaming, is watching as those things actually come to pass!
In the past few years, I have used visualizing as a POWERFUL tool to bring my dreams into reality.
The Art of Visualization
It may be helpful to think of visualization like you would meal planning for the week. Before the week begins, you have thought of the meals you would like to prepare. From those thoughts, you have made a plan for which meal your family will have each night, and then gathered the ingredients necessary for those meals. While, you may end up changing plans last minute (somehow we always end up eating out on the night I plan to make homemade chicken nuggets!), the plan is in motion, and will happen more or less as you decided.
Why Do We Visualize?
Before our plans and goals are manifested physically, they come to life spiritually.
Instead of limiting your future plans to schedules, meetings, and deadlines, take the time to visualize HOW you want to show up each day. When we set our intentions for the next day, we can start shaping the way we want our lives to look, before the next day even unfolds.
“Being proactive is the whole point of visualization… if you are always in the state of reaction, you are never allowing yourself to show up authentically” – Trisha Peterson (4:40 – 5:04)
We visualize because it helps us be proactive rather than reactive. You don’t have to wait for your life to just happen. When we take charge, and visualize the way we want life to look, we have the power to manifest those things to achieve the outcome we desire.
When we take the time to visualize the things we desire to happen, we help our subconscious get in sync, to start manifesting our goals.
Some Ways to Visualize
Sit and Meditate – When I wanted the house in the mountains I spent every night going to sleep and thinking about that house. This works best when you play soft music in the background because it helps to break down the barriers between the conscious and the subconscious.
Vision Boards – Find the images that represent the goals you’re reaching for. Is it a car, a house, a relationship? Maybe you are ready to take it up a level in your business, or be on the stage at next year’s convention. Find the pictures to represent those dreams, and put that board in a place you will see it every single day.
Morning Formula – The Morning Formula, or Magic Morning, is a routine to be performed, you guessed it, every morning. Write out what who you are, who you are becoming, and what you want your life to look like, and this is how I feel. Write the achievements you want to accomplish as if they have already happened.
An easy way to implement this process into your day is to record yourself reading this list and then listen to it each morning as you get ready!
“How are you showing up in your life? Are you going through the motions and hoping for the best, or are you setting out a plan and actually working towards something better?”
– Trisha Peterson (14:35-14:53)
Dig In to the Details.
One of the most important details to remember about visualization is the importance of detail. Your brain can go through the motion of thinking about the dreams that you want to accomplish, but it doesn’t shift to bring it into reality until you think about the details. Your subconscious is ALL about the details.
If you dream of walking across the stage at next year’s convention, start visualizing every single detail of that experience. What are you wearing? Who is with you? What does the stage look like? How are you feeling? How will you do your makeup? The more detail the better. Utilize all of your senses to help your subconscious become aligned.
This week …
Pick one goal you want to start visualizing. Then, pick a method you’ll use to help you make this goal a reality. It can be helpful, if you are just getting started with this process, to pick a couple of different methods to discover what works best for you.
Take charge of the goals in your life. Visualization can be such a helpful tool to help you get excited about those dreams you have, and help to bring them to pass. It’s time to start dreaming!
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