What’s your dream? Do you have a dream but don’t know how to set the wheels in motion to make it a reality?
It’s time to give visualisation a try. If you’ve never heard of visualisation, it’s a technique where you imagine your desired outcome, in a positive way. Many people aren’t aware of how powerful visualising can be in their lives and many of us are doing plenty of visualisations every day. The problem is most of us are using it, unintentionally, to create a life we don’t want! We are using it to imagine the worst outcomes allowing our fear to get in the way.
Visualisation isn’t some airy fairy technique used by people who aren’t living in reality. It’s quite the opposite. It’s a technique that is used by a variety of people from all walks of life, who know how to use it to bring about positive outcomes in their life. Sports people including Olympians use visualisation to see themselves achieving their ‘personal bests’. Business professionals use it to visualise the best outcome for upcoming deals. Wannabe actors use it to create their lucky break…. Get the idea? The benefits of visualising works for everyone. And people who imagine themselves performing a task successfully, improve their performance in that task without physically doing anything.
So, what’s your dream?
Now to the important part… how to visualise and manifest the life you want:
1: Know what you want
In order to visualise and manifest the kind of life you want, it’s very important to have a clear idea of what you want and why. Is it a job, a house move, a relationship, getting married, being your own boss, a promotion? Maybe it’s more than one thing.
Ask yourself: If I had nothing holding me back, what would I want to see in my life?
2 : Describe your vision in detail
This is one of the most important steps. When you want to manifest the life you want, you have to create a clear vision of what it should look like. You can write this down in detail or you can create a vision board. This will help you to create a clear and full picture of what your life would look like.
Ask yourself: If I had a magic wand to make anything happen, what would my life look like?
3: Start visualising and create the emotions
Once you are ready, you can take a moment to start envisioning the actual outcome. Start to imagine the sights, the sounds, the smells and even the taste of achieving what you want. As you go along, don’t forget to feel the emotions you would feel, as if this “life” was your reality now. Remember – keep it all positive.
Ask yourself: What would I feel if all my visualisations came true?
4: Take daily actions
There’s a saying that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Similarly, the life/change you want to create won’t happen in one day but will eventually in a series of days and actions of working towards your goal. Focus on the present and set yourself daily or weekly actions to get to where you want.
Ask yourself: What is one thing I could do today that would help me get closer to the life I want?
5: Have resilience and persevere
When creating the life/positive change you want, inevitably you will be faced with challenges. In fact, one important tip when you are doing your visualisations is to imagine yourself facing these challenges and most importantly overcoming them.
Ask yourself: What would help me persevere when I am faced with a challenge?
As you visualise the life you want and utilise the five steps above, you will start to find your life reflecting your visualisations. Many people including celebrities use and swear by visualisations too. Be open to visualisation, try it and see where it takes you… what have you got to lose?