The Power of Visualization for Achieving Your Goals

Professional athletes and other highly successful people use the power of visualization technique on a regular basis. Why? Results of a 20-year study of the effects of visualization on results revealed an amazing discovery. Humans see pictures on the screen of the mind when thoughts are being processed; i.e. when they think of things.

For example, if a person, let’s say, George, stopped doing what he was doing right now, closed his eyes and thought of his car. What would he see? Is it the word CAR that pops up on the screen of his mind or a visual image?

Mentally, here’s what is actually happening…

George is accessing a memory from his mind that was instilled while he was first learning what a “car” is. Then specifically, his present car popped up. He didn’t always know it was called a car.

Similarly, other humans associate names with images or other forms of stimuli as a way to refer back to them in the mind. And here’s an example of why this simple talent is so important.

Let’s go back to George for a moment. When he goes to find his car after he’s been at a shopping mall, all he is focusing on is finding the image that he has inside his head for his car. He quickly scans the parking lot and with lightning speed eliminates all other cars until he finds the familiar one that he is focused on.

With this example in mind, here is a behind-the-scenes look at how to use visualization to achieve any goal.

Visualize an outcome you want over and over again to build ‘cells of recognition’ in your memory bank, just like you may have had with a car or other learned object when you were younger. This serves in the following two ways.

First: you become consciously and acutely aware of everything that can help you achieve the visualized outcome that you desire. (Just like looking for a car). You quickly scan over anything that is not in tune with that image.

When you continuously focus on an image in your mind, every cell in your body is involved in that image and you vibrate and resonate with everything that is in harmony with that frequency both on a physical and non-physical level. This frequency moves you towards, and moves everything that is needed towards you, for the manifestation of the desired image.

Second: you impress an idea into the subconscious part of you, it eventually becomes ‘fixed’ and you automatically attract and move towards that which you desire.

The reason athletes practice visualization is because they want to condition their mind in such a way that the body automatically behaves the way they want it to without effort. It is the only way to become ‘unconsciously competent’.

The same is true for highly successful people. If they visualize the success they want over and over again, eventually their bodies will automatically do whatever it must to make the image a physical reality.

The outside world is a mirror image of the inside and hidden mental world. Unfortunately, very few people have really taken the time to learn this side of their personality. And that is unfortunate because this is the part that is so powerful.

To visualize is to direct unseen energy into an orderly vibration and that is what is needed to manifest desires of the inner self. Desires must first be created in thoughts and then they are created in ‘ real life’. Humans are the sum of what they think about and focus on most.

If you want to learn more about visualization and a host of other great tools to achieve your goals, see my FREE guide below.

Do you know what you don’t want?

I often get asked how does one determine what they really want in their life, or as I like to put it… determining what is your life worth trading for?

Too many people ask themselves if they are worthy of their goals or don’t feel they deserve to achieve success at a higher level, yet I believe that every human being has the birthright to enjoy success in every area. You are no exception.

I have found that sometimes it’s good to make a list of all the things that are not acceptable to you in your life now or in the future.

For example:

It’s not acceptable for me to struggle every month financially.

It’s not acceptable for me to be overweight by more than ____________.

It’s not acceptable for me to not save money monthly.

It’s not acceptable for me to have a business that is not providing me with an abundant lifestyle.

I think you get the drift. Once you have a list of what is not acceptable to you in the various areas of your life, take the time to create a list of the polar opposite of that to get the things you do want. This will give you some direction and now you can start to create a plan for achieving it.

For example:

I want and expect an abundance of money.

I want and expect to be totally healthy and in shape.

I want and expect to save ______ monthly.

I want and expect my business to generate enough money to live the lifestyle I choose.

This little exercise will get you focused on the things that will fulfill your life.

If you are serious about achieving all your goals, check out my FREE guide below.
John

 

It’s not your fault

You tried goal setting and still you are left to wonder, “what’s really holding me back from achieving all my dreams and making the money I really want to make?

Well, worry no more. It is definitely not your fault. For years I have studied various aspects of the brain, including but not limited to brain entrainment. The latest and most advanced research and information on the human brain and how it will affect our success uncovers truly revolutionary insight.

Here are just a few of the newest neuro-scientific discoveries that are blowing scientists away:

1. It is now known that humans think on 6 different levels at once, yet only one sixth of it is at a conscious level.

This means that 83% of the time you are acting automatically, at a non-conscious level. This explains why just making a decision is nowhere nearly enough, if you really want to improve any of your results. You must re-train your brain if you want to achieve more (which can be achieved through guided meditations along with many other techniques). This is also why diets don’t work.

2. Another great discovery is that non-conscious brain cells (neurons) can detect and pick up information up to 800 times faster than conscious neurons.

The good news is that you can now train these faster brain cells to work for you, not against you. Through extraordinary goal setting, guided meditation, Yoga, overall happiness, etc., is when you can use your real power and not just 17% of your real abilities.

3. A third great discovery has to do with your Amygdala.

This part of the brain has been conditioned at a very young age by your parents, teachers and the events in your life. Almost as if coaching and mentoring took place and you really didn’t even know it!

The Amygdala doesn’t like change and will release neuro-transmitters anytime you try to change something in your life. Any deviation from what is your norm right now sets this off and basically causes you to revert back to your old patterns of thoughts and behaviors. This explains why most people have a hard time leaving a job or relationship they aren’t totally happy with and why techniques such as brain entrainment, guided meditations, etc., can be so helpful to get back on the ‘right path.’

It also explains why people stay at the same income bracket year after year. It may not be what they want, but it’s what they are accustomed to and conditioned to expect.

So if you wondered what was holding you back from achieving all your dreams and making the money, don’t worry. It’s not your fault! The even better news is that you have all the power in the world to change it to your liking!

Best,
John

10 Questions – Do you have what it takes?

I think I have been asked at least 5,000 times what it really takes to be successful in business or your career, so I jotted down 10 questions you can use to gauge whether you already have what it takes, or if you need to do a little “work” to get there.

Many years ago I heard Jim Rohn say that you either pay the price of discipline or the price of regret. Discipline weighs ounces…regret weighs tons!

With that said, here are 10 questions to ask yourself:

1. Are you disciplined?
2. Do you take rejection personally? What about criticism?
3. Do you bounce back quickly from making errors or failing over and over again?
4. Are you a planner or do you do things by the seat of your pants?
5. Are you prepared to take risks? Moderate or Big?
6. Do you stay focused on one thing and one thing only until the result you want is achieved?
7. Do you have the stamina to keep going long after everyone else is tired?
8. Can you delegate well, or are you the only one who can do things right?
9. Do you wait for things to happen or do you aggressively go after what you want?
10. Do you do whatever it takes to achieve your goals or just what’s convenient?

These questions are critical for you to ask yourself in order to get a true picture of your nature and behavior. What I have found is that successful people are aware of the consequences of not being efficient in these areas, and find other ways, resources or people to manage for them. Good Luck!

John

Learning and Growing Despite Defeat

We’ve all had challenging situations that leave us feeling tired or discouraged. Here is something neat to ponder during those times. Take a look at this report and reflect on this man’s record of failure. It is a testament to how humans can learn and grow and win despite the losses and defeats.

Failed in business———————1831
Defeated for legislature————–1832
Failed in business again————–1833
Elected to legislature—————–1834
Sweetheart died———————–1835
Nervous breakdown——————-1836
Defeated for speaker—————–1838
Defeated for land officer————-1843
Defeated for congress—————-1843
Elected to congress——————-1846
Defeated for re-election————–1848
Defeated for senate——————-1855
Defeated for vice president———-1856
Defeated for senate——————-1858
Elected President———————-1860

Who was he? Abraham Lincoln.

He picked himself up no matter what and kept on going after his dream. He educated himself and did whatever it took to keep moving in the direction of his passions.

If you reflect back on your life, you can find patterns of the times you grew the most. Many of those times were probably a result of some kind of previous ‘failure,’ maybe even a series of them. Each failure is a learning experience.

With this in mind, choose the one thing that may not be going exactly as you wish right now and do one thing to move you closer to achieving the result you want. And remember, life is about learning and growing.