What you see is what you get. Don’t underestimate the power of visualization. If you are facing a challenge or dealing with a new situation, start by creating a mental image of the future event or success to boost confidence and performance. Here are a few exercises to visualize success and recall over and over. You will begin to believe it will happen.
- Be the star, not the audience. Like an athlete, visualize your self from your own perspective, how you will look and feel; not like you are in a movie.
- Make a stand. Picture the place you will perform the activity; imagine the way you hold your body, head up, walking toward the situation.
- Turn on all of your senses: What do you smell, hear, or feel? Immerse yourself in the mental image with all the detail that would occur in real life.
- Practice makes perfect. Mentally practice the visualization. Keep practicing the visualization technique; the more you practice, the better you will be at it.
So what are you waiting for? Practice visualization and success will follow.