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Using Visualization to Achieve Your Goals

By Amanda Sides on Jun 12, 2016

In the world of personal development, we talk a lot about visualization. Seeing yourself as successful is a huge step toward becoming successful.

Like anything worthwhile, it takes some practice and focus to get into a regular habit of visualization. It's a form of meditation, really, and it can be easy for your mind to start wandering away from your intended vision.

Here are a three quick tips to help you develop a practice of visualization.

Make a Vision Board

It's easy and fun, and it's a powerful tool in the practice of visualizing what you want to get out of life. You can make one for your business, your relationship, your fitness goals, and more! I love making them, and I love looking at them. (Read more about vision boards.)

Schedule It

Schedule your visualization time like you'd schedule anything else you want to get done. You don't have to do it for hours. Set a timer for five minutes, maybe right before you get out of bed in the morning. Before you let it start counting down, decide exactly what it is you're going to visualize, and stick with that for those minutes.

You might slip occasionally, and that's okay. Don't get irritated with yourself, just notice that it happened and get back on track.

Learn More

There are lots of great books about visualization that include exercises to help you practice. Read some and complete those exercises! Start here:

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

Ask and It Is Given by Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks

Want It, See It, Get It!: Visualize Your Way to Success by Gini Graham Scott PhD

 

Do you regularly practice visualizing what you want to achieve? How did you get into the habit?

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