Visualization can be a powerful tool in helping you to achieve your goals. The ability to see yourself in the life you dream of can help you get to that lifestyle sooner than you imagined.
Do you feel confident? If you are like most people, you are feeling less than supremely confident in at least one area of your life. This is normal, especially if your life experiences are taking you out of your comfort zone. If you have low self-esteem and feelings of low self worth, you may have trouble envisioning a rosy future.
Whether you are experiencing a temporary feeling of lack of self-confidence, or one you experience regularly, there are some steps that can turn low self-confidence into a belief that you can be successful in reaching your goals.
- Imagine Yourself Achieving Your Goals
The first step is to imagine yourself achieving whatever it is you are feeling less than self confident about. You want to try to picture a better outcome. Once you can start to see yourself as confident and successful, you can begin to believe it yourself.
Articulating our goals, by either writing them down or telling them to a friend and then constantly reaffirming ourselves having achieved those goals, is essential to achieving them.
- Act as if You Have Already Achieved Your Goal
Feel the feeling you think will be the result of achieving your goals. Being able to create an emotional connection to what you are trying to accomplish will help you when you hit the rough patches.
Once you can feel it you can live it. You will need to take action to reach your goals, visualizing will only get you so far, but it is a vital first step.
If your goal is to get all of your stock photos organized and labeled this month, then you will want to think about how easy it will be to find a photo when you are actually searching for it. Rather than 2 days after you finally purchased a different photo because you couldn’t find the one you had in mind. No that you can appreciate how wonderful this feeling is, you will need to actually take action to make this happen.
- Review Your Vision
As you chase your dreams, you will find that there will be obstacles, so having your vision will allow you to stay on track. All too often, people know they want to make a change, but they don’t know how to make that happen. Having a vision and a plan, as well as reviewing the vision on a regular basis will allow you to make much more progress than people who can’t develop a vision of a better future.
It’s important you praise yourself for each milestone you reach along the way. Even if others also praise your efforts, it’s what you tell yourself about your achievements, which could mean the difference between reaching your goals and quitting before you get there.
Dreaming and finding a way to make your dreams a reality in business and in life is a skill that will take work and you will make mistakes. Learn from your mistakes and the future you envision now will be your reality very soon.
For the last few years, I have used planners from a business coach and artist named Leonie Dawson. She is based in Australia, and each year she creates these amazing planners that help you to reflect on the previous year to help you plan for the upcoming year. This year is the first time the planners are available on Amazon.
Truly these planners work, I believe that I was able to buy my house from using the Life Planner. And last year when I was filling out the section on who I would like to work with, my pen seemed to have a mind of its own and it has been the best decision I could have made for my business. My email list has tripled in the last year and I have been more consistent about actually getting my content published rather than just gathering dust on my hard drive.