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How to Effectively Use Visualization to Achieve Your Goals

Hint: Focus more on the process than the outcome

Millions of people have tried the “Law Of Attraction” (popularized by “The Secret”) … and no matter how hard they try, they don’t manifest those millions of dollars they envisioned.

Focusing On The Process

Most people visualize only the desired outcomes.

  • Help you see what direction to work towards
  • Barbara starts a business that earns her $10 in the first week, but with repeated improvement in her skills, it results in 10% growth in income each week.
  • 12th month: total of $60,000 versus $15,000
  • 18th month: total of $90,000 versus $186,000
  • 24th month: total of $120,000 (Aaron) versus $2.2 million (Barbara)
  • Where are you?
  • What did you do before you started writing, and how did you get into it? (This helps to anchor the task in reality.)
  • What tool are you using to write, and how are you using it?
  • What’s the expression on your face as you write?
  • What joyful feelings are coming up, as you write?
  • What else about your body and action can you visualize? For example, are you taking gentle, easy deep breaths, as you write?

Learning Visualization through Practice

Many people don’t connect their visualization to what they actually do day to day, hour by hour. Too often, they do visualization as a separate activity in the morning or evening, reading out loud their dreams and “seeing” in their mind’s eye what they want.

Authentic Business Coach & Author of 4 Books including "Authentic Content Marketing" and "Joyful Productivity"

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