How to Create what you Want through the Power of Visualization

By on January 1, 2012

By Jane Morrison –

Have you ever wondered how those Olympic athletes have such drive, willpower and tenacity to push their bodies to the limit of physical capabilities?

It’s because they have a vision, an end in sight. Without a vision, one cannot accomplish anything and the alternative is like sleepwalking without a hint as to where you’re going. Only with a vision can one have focus and it’s the focus that drives us to take steps to realize our dreams.

Take fitness for example. Everyone wants health and a fit body. And, it’s everyone’s God given right to be healthy and fit. But barriers get in the way of our goals and our mindset may not subconsciously be in alignment with our vision. You may have suppressed the desire for a healthy fit body because you can’t believe you can have it. You may think you are too weak, or genetically predisposed to that excess around your middle. But it can happen, using the power of your thought.

Health and fitness is a mindset, just like any other goal you want to achieve, and the first thing you need to do is change your mind, not your eating habits.

The power of your mind rules your thoughts, thoughts become emotions, and emotions make us react. Emotions are the ones that sabotage a well meaning New Year’s resolution. Thoughts like “I always fail” or “I’m too out of shape to begin” catapult us into negative thinking and self-destructive behavior.

Here are 3 basic steps to turning around behavior to achieve results:

1)    Intention your day. Before getting up in the morning, visualize how you want your day to unfold. Perhaps it’s a day of peace, of calmness, completing activities, enjoying conversations, and letting the little things roll off your back.

During your visualization, include a picture of feeling healthy, fit, and vibrant. Envision healthy holistic food going into your body to feed and nourish it. Envision your body feeling strong, limber, and sexy. Envision using your body during exercise to pump blood and strength into your muscles, heart and bone. Feel the emotions that come up with this thought – you are halfway to bringing success to you! 

2)    Intention your actions. While getting into the feeling of health, think about what steps you need to do, just today, to make that feeling come true. Would it mean a quick stop at the co-op or market for some fresh fruits and vegetables? Would it mean scheduling a walk or workout into your day, and making that appointment  as important as any other meeting? Make up your mind to incorporate these steps.

3)    Acknowledge and appreciate. At the end of the day, give yourself acknowledgement and thanks for the steps you followed through to make your healthy dreams come true. Don’t be hard on yourself if you did not do it perfectly, just honor yourself where you are and repeat the exercise the next morning. Making visualization a part of your daily routine puts you in the driver’s seat of life. You decide what you want, and using the power of thought, YOU make it happen.

 

Jane Morrison, Certified Coach, Author and Business Strategist, is founder and President of Mastering Your Motivation. She  specializes in supporting women through transitions and as business owners. She’s an expert at seeing where you get stuck and eliminating those barriers so you’re empowered to move forward toward your goals. Her clients find effective ways to market their business and gain clients,  making them feel in control again and getting rid of the feeling of overwhelm. She’s the author of “Savvy Leadership Skills for Women” and has created a powerful step-by-step program that takes you from where you are, to where you want to be. You can find free resources at and sign up for a complimentary Visioning Session at http://www.janemorrison.com.

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About Jane Morrison

Jane is the Author of “Savvy Leadership Strategies for Women” that is a dynamic resource for women to learn leadership principles that assist in career success and personal life satisfaction. As with anyone who steps out of their comfort zone to follow their dreams, she encountered bumps and challenges along her own path as an Entrepreneur and discovered that success for women has different challenges and solutions than for men. She has made women’s success her passion. You can learn more and contact her at www.janemorrison.com.

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How to Create what you Want through the Power of Visualization