The more frequently you repeat a clear mental picture of your very best performance or result, the more rapidly it will appear as part of your reality.
When you deeply relax, you can often hold a mental picture of yourself performing at your best for several seconds, and even several minutes. The longer you can hold your mental picture, the more deeply it will be impressed into your subconscious mind and the more rapidly it will express itself in your subsequent performance.
There is a direct relationship between how clearly you can see your desired goal or result in your mind and how quickly it comes into your reality. The vividness of your desire directly determines how quickly it materializes in the world around you.
Here is an interesting point, stated by Brian Tracy, “When you set a new goal for yourself, your image or picture of this goal will usually be vague and fuzzy. But the more often you write it, review it, and repeat it mentally, the clearer it becomes for you. Eventually, it will become crystal clear. At that point, the goal will suddenly appear in your world exactly as you imagined it.”
The amount of emotion that you attach to your visual image determines the intensity of your visualization. In reality, this is the most important and powerful part of the visualization process. Sometimes, if your emotion is intense enough and your visual image is clear enough, you will immediately achieve it.
Think of it this way, like nature, the power of visualization is neutral. Like a two-edged sword, it can cut in either direction. It can either make you a success or make you a failure. Visualization brings you whatever you vividly and intensely imagine, whether good or bad.
This is why I find visualization such an important part of weight loss journey. It’s another habit that we need to change. We have spent so many years visualizing ourselves with low self-esteem, bad eating habits and poor exercise habits. Now is our time to turn those into healthier, happier habits; ones of more confidence, great eating habits, positive thoughts and athletic ability.