How Visualization Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams
I have always loved to inspire greatness in others. I mean, I love to see them do great things and attain great feats in life. I love to tell those who don’t see the need to believe in their dreams that anything is possible and that, they can become anything they want to become if they decide to take their life seriously.
I have come to realize that in life, you are either chasing after something or something is chasing after you. And I’m always perturbed when people just allow life to happen to them. I mean, is it now cool to only want to enjoy all of life’s benefit without wanting to contribute positively to it? No! I don’t think so.
Even the sun, moon, and stars know that they were not just made for the show, they are all fulfilling the very essence of their existence. And yes! We all have a purpose and we all have individual roles to play to fulfill it. There is always a price to pay for everything good, isn’t it? You paid for the data you’re using to read this online, isn’t it? The internet idea and data you consume daily is somebody’s effort.
So, what will be your own effort to make the world a better place? If your contribution must be something valuable, then you really have to get serious with your life. No! I don’t mean you should beat yourself up about it, I mean you should play your part and let God handle the rest because success will still remain a mirage to you if you don’t take up responsibility and strive for what you ought to be.
So where does visualization come in? And how can it help you?
Visualization means the mental image or the formation of something in your mind. It’s usually the representation of an object, picture, or sets of information in order to put something in remembrance.
Visualization is an important development and creative tool used by most successful people to birth dreams.
For example, I visualized this blog post idea in my mind in order to bring it to existence and it did come to be. I remember someone once said, before you can believe in a goal, you must first have an idea of what it looks like. I totally agree because, in life, anything achievable begins with a goal and of course hard work, drive, commitment, and determination to arrive at the supposed destination.
“Anything achievable begins with a goal.”
However, visualization does not guarantee one’s success but when put together with diligent effort, a strong network of support systems, and God’s help, it does have the power to create the life you desire.
Two major ways visualization can help you actualize dreams:
1. It helps you see clearly where you are going i.e your preferred future. Once you can catch a glimpse of the image in your head, pen it down, write it out, draw it, photograph it, and hold on to it. Start to see the possibility of it coming through.
I have envisioned myself becoming several things, but I came to realize that, only the ones I hold onto closely and take seriously is what I always see myself creating. Just like affirmations and confessions which help you speak things into existence, visualization can help you actualize it.
2. It motivates you, reduces fear or anxiety, and prepares you towards your goal. This is not about daydreaming or playing some kind of pranks on your mind. It truly helps! Think of an Athlete, before he runs the race or hears the word GO, he visualizes it first. He sees the end in mind and therefore he becomes so focused, confident, and assured that he is going to win. The same goes for anything you want to achieve in life.
Visualization opens our mind to possibilities.
I challenge you to envision yourself becoming all that you want to be. Envision yourself on your desk in that job you desire, envision how beautiful your life can be, envision yourself getting that degree, envision yourself buying the property, envision yourself becoming that business mogul, envision birthing each of your ideas to life, etc. Hold on to the image for as long as possible and believe it’s possible because once you can see it, you can become it.
Once you can see it, you can become it.
This is one principle that can help you stay focused and motivated especially when you experience any form of challenge or obstacle in life. David in the Bible visualized feeding the carcasses of Goliath to the birds and the wild animals so others may know that, there is a God in Israel and that was what happened. So keep your hopes alive! Keep your dreams alive! Keep believing! Anything is possible!
Keep your hopes alive! Keep your dreams alive! Keep believing! Anything is possible!