What do you think is the difference between a dreamer and a doer?
One word: confidence.
Let’s face it, if you’re confident that you’ll eventually achieve your goals because you are willing to do whatever it takes to get there then you will no doubt achieve it. However, if you’re not confident about yourself and you don’t think your plans will pan out then you won’t really feel the need to take any further steps to achieve your goals.
Confidence is the key to making something of yourself. It’s having the inner confidence that whatever happens around you, may it hail or shine, your confidence remains rock hard. If you believe in yourself that you will eventually achieve your goals, you’ll reach it. One of the most effective ways of achieving your goals is through Effective Visualisation.
So what is Effective Visualisation?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a big-time celebrity who used the power of visualisation to achieve his bodybuilding goals.
Schwarzenegger didn’t just go to the gym every day and worked out, he actually visualised his success. He said “I had this fixed idea of growing a body like Reg Park’s. The model was there in my mind; I only had to grow enough to fill it… The more I focused in on this image and worked and grew, the more I saw it was real and possible for me to be like him.”
Schwarzenegger conditioned his mind and convinced himself that he was capable of achieving his goal, he firmly believed that he would be able to do it and that’s exactly what happened.
He also said, “What you do is create a vision of who you want to be – and then live that picture as if it were already true.”
This is the power of Effective Visualisation.
You need to visualise your desired result over and over again as if it had already taken place. There’s no room in your head for doubting yourself and your capabilities because if you do this, you are unconsciously sabotaging your success.
Effective Visualisation is a technique that’ll help you get over the barrier of self-doubt. You need to visualise and actually see yourself achieving your goals and you need to envision how you’re going to do it in the most detailed manner as possible. The more you visualise your success, the more it’ll transcend to reality because the power of the mind, if harnessed the right way can make a huge impact in your life.
What do you think is the difference between a successful person and a loser?
It’s two words: mind power.
The big reason why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer is because the rich people have such a powerful mindset – they are willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top and they can already see themselves right at the top even though they’re not even there yet. They condition their minds over and over again to the fact that no matter what happens, they will eventually achieve the results they want.
Here are 3 effective Visualisation techniques you might want to implement in your life:
Be in the moment
If, for example, you have a meeting with some prospective sponsors, you need to visualise yourself going into the meeting and winning that pitch. What do the potential sponsors look like?
What does the meeting place look like?
Can you picture the surroundings?
Can you hear their voices?
Imagine how calm and collected you are going to be when you firstly visualise yourself going to that meeting and shaking their hands. Imagine the potential sponsors intently listening to your pitch. By doing this simple practice, you’ll be able to go that meeting with rock hard confidence because you’ll be able to transcend that imagery into real life since you’ve gone over the scenario in your head over and over again.
Focus on you
Besides visualising the surroundings, you need to effectively visualise yourself going into that meeting.
What clothes are you wearing during this meeting?
Is your posture on point?
Do you look confident enough to secure the deal?
How calm and collected are you?
How is your tone of voice during the pitch?
Are you injecting a sense of humour to make the sponsors feel more comfortable with you as a person?
Have a backup plan
Visualising yourself nailing the sponsorship is definitely a must, but you need to also have a plan B just in case things don’t go according to plan – at least you have a backup plan. Having a plan B or even a plan C will be good for you in the long run because it enables you to be a bit more prepared. Think of possible ways the potential sponsors would react negatively to your pitch and then think of ways in advance that you’ll be able to address their concerns.
Practice how you would react to their negative response and then repeat that scenario in your head over and over again so that when the time finally comes and they react negatively to your pitch, you’re 100% confident that you have the answers they are looking for because you have visualised this scene a number of times.
Your goal here is to strongly instill the experience you want in your mind so that this will transcend into real life and you’ll be able to embody the version of yourself that you know in your heart can be.
You need to make sure you note down everything you see and hear in your head and go over it again and again. If you can do this, you’ll be well on your way to nailing down that life-changing pitch.