Achieve more by visualizing success in advance.
Hey, it’s Rand,
Years ago I became national champion in a very athletic sporting event that also included a fair amount of strategy.
In addition to rigorous physical training I maintained a daily positive visualisation practice.
Picturing myself winning, was as powerful as actually practicing.
The more you visualise a goal or outcome in advance, the more ability you have of achieving it.
But bear in mind that your mind’s DNA, the way that it thinks, can either express itself negatively or positively.
If you visualise a disaster, guess what, you will most likely end up with a disaster.
But if you can visualise how a situation will play out as a success then you’re putting a positive spin on it and shifting your inner voice to a positive feel about that event this will cause every single fibre of your being to shift positively as well.
If you don’t make positive visualisation a daily practice, then your default negative voice will kick in and override any visualisation work you may have done previously.
Don’t think that once you are successful this all goes away. Even the most successful people in the world grapple with this on a daily basis. The table stakes simply get higher. If you fail after a big success, you fall harder.
Consider your goals of consequence and visualize being successful with them first. From there, cascade down into your daily activities and visualise success with them.
You want to have a positive frame of mind all the way from your high-level goals down to your daily activities.
if you have a positive view on a meeting, but a negative view over all, that will negatively impact the meeting. It may not totally cancel out the positive thoughts you have conjured up, but at the very least it will become a source of confusion for other participants who will pick up on your mixed messages. Aim to have that positive expression cascading all the way by visualising how the meeting will turn out and thinking positively on a constant basis at different times during the day.