A while ago, I wrote about manifesting what you want. The feedback I received here and on social media was that step number two was a real doozy! Visualizing what you want is easy to talk about, but when it gets down to it, it’s actually a little bit hard to do. So today I want to share with you five simple tips for successful visualization.
FIVE TIPS TO SUCCESSFULLY VISUALIZE ANYTHING
1. LET’S GET PASSIONATE
(That’s a play on the old Olivia Newton song. Remember that song? From 1981? No? I’m super old, you say? Thanks, pal.)
So let’s start with the basics of manifesting: wishing for something is not enough. In order to successfully visualize, you need to be passionate about your desires. You need to feel it in your soul! You know how kids act when they really want a certain toy? How it consumes their very being until they receive the Sally Talks A Lot they’ve been asking for? You need to be THAT kind of passionate.
2. JOT IT DOWN
You’re super passionate about the desire you’ve declared, right? Great! Now write it down in big bold letters. Below your goal, list three bullet points on what actions you’ll be taking once you achieve your desire. Below those bullet points, list three more bullet points on how you’ll feel once you achieve your desire. Use these six points as a jumping off point for your visualization.
3. IT’S AFFIRMATION TIME
I’ve talked before about using positive affirmations to raise your vibration, and if you haven’t incorporated this into your daily life yet, you should really consider giving it a go. But when you’re intentionally visualizing, you add an extra layer to the affirmation time. Begin adding affirmations specific to your desire. If your desire is to open a small business, consider something like, “I am successful in my business endeavors.” Say it out loud, to yourself, in the mirror every day. Believe it because it’s true.
4. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
So you’re already talking about your desires with yourself, right? In the mirror every day? Now start talking about those desires with your friends and family. Talk about where you see yourself once you’ve achieved your desires, talk about what steps you’re taking to get there. As you talk about it, notice how much more real it feels. That bubbling excitement in your chest is you believing it to be true!
5. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
It’s okay if you don’t come out of the gate with full visualizations. That’s so totally normal and is part of the process. I can tell you that visualizing a new desire STILL takes practice for me. Just when you nail your visualization process, you’ll achieve that desire and need to start over with a new desire. And that’s awesome because that means the process is working! Keep practicing visualization and reaping the rewards!
GO FORTH AND VISUALIZE
If you find yourself struggling with visualization, tell me about it the comments and let’s brainstorm a solution for you!
Or if you’re killing it in the visualization realm, tell us how you’re doing it. Share the love! Remember, there is enough of everything for everyone to have what they want. Someone else’s success does not threaten yours. Real badasses do not compete!