The practice of success visualization is one of the most useful tools we can employ to bring about success in any endeavor. While not commonly used effectively by the general public, visualization is a commonly used technique by champion athletes and top performers in music, business, acting, surgery and other high-stakes, high-performance fields.
The principle behind success visualization is simple: in order to be able to do something we must first be able to see ourselves doing it. Our subconscious and conscious minds must both believe that we have the ability to succeed. As Henry Ford put it, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” This is why “winners” usually win, “losers” usually lose, and “lucky” and “unlucky” people usually have lifetime trends of good and bad luck that seems to fall out of normal statistical variation.
The Unconscious Self-Image
Our lives result largely from our unconscious self-image. Living deep inside us, the unconscious self image is our conception of ourselves and everything we are, including the size and shape of our body, our supposed strengths and weaknesses, abilities, personality, our state of health, and everything else we are today. Like blueprints for our life, the unconscious self image provides the template for our unconscious mind to execute to creation and maintenance of the self- including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This self-image lives mostly out of sight in our subconscious minds but its effects can be seen at every level of our existence.
A key to execution of any activity, the subconscious mind is the part of us that grows and maintains our bodies, executes musical performances, golf swings, and many other complicated activities. It is a tremendously powerful massively parallel supercomputer and if programmed correctly it can execute amazing things…
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