Chapter 13Visualize

Don't Stop Believing; Visualize That Feeling

“Learn to see, and then you'll know that there is no end to the new worlds of our vision.”

–The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

 

Visioning is the process of generating images of desired outcomes. The idea is to make the images so vivid that they act as intensely compelling motivators, inspiring belief in our ability to perform to the high level we've envisioned.1 The practice of mental visioning is common in sports training, with athletes encouraged to create a movie in their heads of performing well. You visualize what success looks and feels like, as if you're an actor stepping into the role of the life you desire. Once you see vividly in your mind's eye the goal you're aiming for, and the process of achieving it, you can't unsee it. Visioning is turning positive thinking into a story of success.

There's no limit to the creativity of our imaginations, and there's no reason to limit the ways in which you exercise your imagination.

There are many established methods of visioning. I'm going to focus here on the ones I found most engaging and helpful. I hope you will try them, but you should also explore other sources if you're intrigued. As Carlos Castaneda says, there's no limit to the creativity of our imaginations, and there's no reason to limit the ways in which you exercise your imagination. ...

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