How to visualize what you want

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How to visualize what you want

How to visualize what you want?
In my previous article how to visualize your goals and dreams i pointed out how important it is to visualize your goals in order to reach them.

The one thing that most people don't know is that incorrect visualization can prevent them from reaching their goals! One research pointed out that people who keep fantasizing about future goals are less likely to reach them than those who dont!!

Sounds strange huh? if visualization is so important then how come can it slow down someone's progress or even prevent him from reaching his goals?

The answer is simple, visualization is very powerful if done right but if you did it incorrectly then it might have a negative effect.

In this article i will tell you how to visualize what you want the right way.

The right way to visualize what you want

So what is the right way to visualize what you want?
Researches has shown that the most effective way to visualize your goals is to do a reality check right after visualizing your desired future.

Lets suppose that you wanted to lose weight. If you kept visualizing your ideal body without making a reality check then most likely your goals are going to turn into day dreams.

If on the other hand you started assessing your current reality right after visualizing your goals then there is a higher chance that you are going to get motivated if your goals were realistic. (see also Motivation and individual needs)

This happens because:

  • Negative motivation is so powerful: When you do this reality check your mind compares your current life with the desired one and as a result you feel eager to step away from where you are right now. (see Negative motivation techniques)
  • Realistic actions are brought to your mind: If you kept visualizing your future you might not be able to come up with a plan to move from your present to this desired future but once you compare your current reality to your desired one your mind will start thinking of realistic ways that can help you reach the later (see How to reach your goals and dreams)
  • The goal can be modified to become more realistic If you wanted to become a millionaire in two month (which is a goal that is far from being realistic) then most probably you will modify that goal by making it more realistic after you make that reality check (see The ultimate guide to becoming rich)

Visualizing what you want and reaching your goals

Some people mistakenly think that visualization or the law of attraction are magical tools that can help them reach their dreams.

While these methods can help you a lot on your way still understanding them incorrectly will certainly prevent you from reaching your goals. If you visualized your goals each day then took no actions or didn't develop strong commitment then you will remain where you are and you will become a day dreamer. (see How i reached my goals)

Visualization is one very powerful tool that can motivate you to pursue your goals but if you depended on it alone you wont reach anything. If you want to be successful then you must take actions after you visualize your goals.

I have managed to become a self made millionaire at the age of 28. This didn't happen by chance because i already wrote that goal down five years before i accomplished it. Becoming rich is not about luck, starting big or being intelligent but its all about having certain beliefs about money and life.

In The Ultimate guide to becoming rich i will teach you everything that you need to know in order to become rich.

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