Visualization: The First Step on the Road to Success

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Where Are You Going? What’s Your Plan?

Whenever you start a new project – or a new phase of your life – the first thing you need to do is decide where you are going … and then you can figure out how to get there. In order to get what you want, you have to know what you want. Visualization can help the process of setting or discovering your goals.

Ideas for Visualization:

  • Do you want to be a best-selling author? Take a copy of the New York Times Bestseller List from the Sunday newspaper, cross off number one and replace it with your name and book title.
  • Is your goal to write, produce, or star in a blockbuster film? Mock up a poster – with your name front and center– and place it in your newspaper’s Calendar section.
  • Are you striving to win a professional award? Go into your computer’s word-processing program, and create a template of the award you want to win … with your name on it.

 

Visualizing YOUR Big Picture:

  • Find a picture of someone doing what you want to do – running a successful business, making medical breakthroughs, going on an adventure. Then, put yourself in that picture.
  • Write your future bio … in the present tense.

 

I Created My Visualization, Now What?

Now that you’ve created a visualization to go with your dream, be sure to look at it every day. Post it on your refrigerator or place it on your nightstand. Put it in your car. Make it your cell phone or computer background/wallpaper. Or “All of the Above.”

If you want to be successful, first you must visualize your success.

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6 thoughts on “Visualization: The First Step on the Road to Success

  1. Awesome article to feature as your first, Deb! Every single person should follow the steps of visualization; I have pictures, numbers (of goals I want to hit), groups, associations, titles and tons of other fun stuff all over my desk at work. It keeps me in line when I need to focus and remember why I am working and what I am looking to accomplish! Fantastic suggestions. -Kristen

  2. I have what I call a “dream board,” which is basically a collage of all of my goals. I have it hanging in my apartment as a cute and crafty reminder of what I’m trying to achieve each day. Such a great motivator! Loved your post. 🙂

  3. I have what I call a “dream board,” which is basically a collage of all of my goals. I have it hanging in my apartment as a cute and crafty reminder of what I’m trying to achieve each day. Such a great motivator! Loved your post. 🙂

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