Thursday, October 06, 2005

Visualization

After creating and setting your goals, you must visualize them.

This is not a new concept, it's something that's been around for a long time. Every book that I read about success always mentions visualization. There are even books that are specifically for using visualation such as "Visualization for Change".

The key is to use the right phrases when visualizing, and to make it real. You don't just say "I want to be rich", it's too generic. You need to act as if you already are rich, and define rich, it's too generic. Instead say "I have 10 million invested in the stock market". This is an example of a specific amount that it means to be rich and where the money is. However, it could still be better. There's no feeling with this statement as well as no time frame. An even better phrase then would be "I'm relaxing by the pool on my 35th birthday with 10 million invested in the stock market". Now there is a very specific timeframe, feeling, and amount.

To get to that 10 million dollar mark now, you have to set more specific goals. What are you going to do first to start getting there, next, next...? You don't have to know how you are going to get to each step, just state what the next step is. Are you going to write books, be an inventor, start a business? Then your subconscious will help you come up with ideas, and you will start on your way. But the key is to start. Too many people (I speak from experience) procrastinate and don't start something now. It's better to start the wrong thing now, than it is to do nothing and hope that your goals just fall in your lap.

Oh well, time to get back to creating my goals list. Good luck on yours.