I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about visualizing what you want in order to manifest it in your life. The concept has been around for ages. I’m fond of referring to Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. One of his famous habits is “begin with the end in mind.” How can you get where you want to go if you don’t plot out a course from where you are?
Anyway, the same goes with visualizing behaviors you want to adopt and becoming the person you want to be.
Has your thought made it all the way from being a mere intention to becoming reality yet? If not, maybe it’s because something has to change in you. You’ve heard the saying, “doing what you’ve always done will get you what you’ve always got”?
Maybe you decide that what needs to change is the way you discuss your situation with other people. You recognize that the words you use aren’t always positive. You know that sometimes you don’t feel positive when you’re talking about your situation, and you suspect that your body language (which we know is about 55% of how we communicate… much of it unconsciously) is possibly sabotaging you. So you decide, “I need to feel and act enthusiastically more often. When people ask me how I’m doing, I need to smile and tell them I’m doing great.” Now, you know better than to try to fake it, so you’ve decided to start each day counting your blessings and achieving a state of gratitude.
That’s great… but here’s the thing you need to be aware of. You can’t change outwardly unless you can really, truly imagine yourself as the different person you will be. You have to visualize it in your mind’s eye.
You have to imagine what you’re like when you’ve achieved that state of being that makes you more attractive to people. Now that you know what it looks like, you can go for it and attain it.
Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, says that in order to change, you also need to think and act greater than the conditions in your life. He rightly points out that every great person in history understood that they had to believe in a future that they couldn’t yet experience with their senses. But they thought about it enough times and embraced it emotionally enough times that they ended up being ahead of their time. They were actually changed neurologically and physiologically ahead of the event. They were already believing in that outcome without any physical evidence, and they couldn’t live any other way.
Can you imagine Einstein being able to come up with the theory of relativity if he hadn’t achieved this state of creative visualization?
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