Visualize, Visualize, Visualize

Today we will look at the importance of visualization.  I have found this to be a very powerful tool for improving my life.  Let’s take a look at it to see if it can help you as well.


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If you see it you can achieve it

Many years ago this was a concept that I could not grasp.  I had little confidence in any of my abilities.  It seemed like some self help happy talk.  It took me many years to understand the power of this simple idea.


I gradually came to understand the power of this idea. I was fortunate enough to have a teacher who accepted and supported me unconditionally.  I received positive feedback for any advancement that I made in mastering myself.


Don’t get me wrong – there was plenty of very direct and pointed “instruction” whenever I got in my own way.  This was balanced with positive feedback when I managed to get myself untangled and advance a few steps on my path.  Over time I began to understand the importance of having both types of feedback.


At first, it was difficult for me to accept that I was making any progress.  My confidence was so low that I had to be convinced that I was moving down my path.  Over the course of many years I gradually saw that I was becoming more confident and much more happy.


Slowly I turn, step by step

Gradually I realized that I was looking at my shortcomings much more than I was looking at my strengths.  I guess this was one of my earliest visualizations.  I saw that when I concentrated on my strengths I had little room for my shortcomings.  Not that I ignored the shortcomings, I just concentrated on my strengths.  By doing this I began to master my weaknesses.


Slowly I turned from looking backwards at what I couldn’t do and what I saw as failures.  Slowly I turned towards a future of what I saw I could do.  Step by step I began to travel that path into the future, and quit looking backwards with recrimination.


I realized that I was visualizing

As I began to travel my path I began to look more closely at my “successes”.  I started to analyze those successes from start to finish.  I wanted to know why I was more successful with some endeavors than others.


One of the differences that I saw was that I was visualizing my success.  When I looked at the efforts that failed I realized that I had not been able to visualize their success.  These efforts seemed like a good idea at the time, but I started on them without a clear vision of how they would be accomplished.  I floundered around with a half thought out plan and wasted my time and effort.


I noticed that the efforts that were successful always began with my having a clear vision of the end result.  The intermediate steps were not important.  I saw that once I had a clear vision I would find a way to take the steps necessary to achieve the vision.


This was an important lesson for me.  I did not have to see the steps.  I just needed a clear vision of the outcome and the confidence to get there.  Between these two things I knew I would get there.


I realized that I had been visualizing for a long time

As I realized the importance of visualization to my spiritual path, I realized how much visualization I had already done.  Unfortunately, too much of that was visualizing failure, so that is what I achieved.  However, it did explain to me something that I had done in high school that I had never understood before.


I used to play high school football.  That was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.  I was a starter on both the offense and defense.  I had a strange habit of arriving at the locker room several hours before the game.  I would be the first one there and get mostly dressed for the game.


Then I would lie down on a bench in a quiet corner of the locker room.  I would go into an almost trancelike state and start to visualize all the different plays.  I would visualize myself blocking my opponent and our half back gaining ten yards.  On defense I would visualize myself tackling the quarterback in the backfield.


After an hour or so of this I was ready for the game.  And I usually played a very good game.  It was not until thirty years later that I realized the power my visualization had on the way I played.  When I started the game I had confidence.  That confidence came from my visualization of success on every play.


From there I began to look at other accomplishments in my life.  These were from the time before I began to knowingly travel my spiritual path.  I saw that each of those accomplishments was also preceded by a visualization of success and then taking the necessary steps to achieve that success.


We all visualize

Through this thought process I realized that all of us visualize.  We do it all the time.  Frequently we are unaware of that visualization.  I urge you to observe your method for achieving success.  Bring the power of visualization into use as the powerful tool that it is.  I assure you that you will begin to lead a more successful and happy life.


Do you have any success stories or anecdotes about visualization that you would like to share?  Please leave a comment and share them with all of our readers.


Have a great weekend!


Until Monday –


Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.



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