You may not realize it, but you are already a powerful visualizer. You probably spend a lot of time imagining your life, but chances are you’re more focused on worry and anxiety than on making success your reality. How often do you think about that presentation or that date and imagine the worst possible outcome? If you often talk to yourself about bad things that could happen or worry about “what ifs,” you need to change the way you visualize.
Gratitude is often cited as one of the most important ingredients for success. Why? Because gratitude helps us focus on what is working in our lives rather than what is not. When we are grateful, we are more likely to see opportunities and possibilities rather than problems and obstacles. This makes us more likely to take steps toward our goals, which leads to more success in life.
Make gratitude a part of our daily routine if we want to succeed. Be thankful for what we have, and watch our lives change for the better. Thankfulness truly is the path to greatness.
Concentrate on the positive and allow success into your life!
- Know what you want. What do you want? Do you want to fail? Do you want to succeed? Do you want to be mediocre, or do you want to be exceptional? Knowing what you want is the first step to success. It is really hard to live a life not knowing what you want to do. So it is important to identify and meditate on “What do I really want?”
Successful people know what they want. They have a clear vision and they are grateful to be alive to achieve that success. So, if we want to achieve success, it is important that we get clear about what we want first.
Elite sports players even use this technique all the time to improve their performance and achieve their goals. They visualize scoring that goal or winning the race. Imagine if a pole vaulter looked at the vault and thought, ‘Oh man, that’s high, I’ll never do it.’ That’s setting themselves up for failure, right? Instead, focus on your heart’s true desire, get crystal clear on it, and see yourself flying high over the obstacle.
- Be clear about your goal. After identifying what you want in life, Set specific small goals to achieve that will lead you to live the life that you want. A specific goal gives us something to aim for and strive towards. For example, in school, if you want to be at the top of the class, you must first, of course, memorize or know the important lessons in class.
The key to visualizing success is to focus on the details. See yourself achieving, or even surpassing, your goal. Take the case where our pole vaulter aims to clear six meters. It is insufficient to visualize six meters. They must add up to six and a half or even seven.
Instead of a new position, picture a promotion or becoming CEO. Consider yourself the winner of that award. Think about your personal best and imagine crushing it. Consider the larger picture and ask yourself, “What will my life be like when I accomplish my goal?”
- Feel Your Success. When you know exactly what you desire, you can start visualizing the feeling of success. Consider how you feel when you see yourself living a successful life.
Visualizing the feeling of success gives us a grateful emotion. And that emotion is a powerful tool. It helps us feel like we can achieve anything in life and boost our motivation to keep on doing and achieve our goals.
- Start Making Success Happen. Success doesn’t come overnight or all in a bunch. You can start living your successful life today by taking the baby steps you need to build your success. Before you get out of bed each day, consider three things you can do that day to move you closer to your goals. And do not forget to be thankful for the small steps you take to keep yourself motivated to move forward.
- Stick to it. Those that achieve their goals tend to be the most persistent. They understand that real, long-lasting achievement involves work over time. There will be obstacles and problems to solve at every turn. But success is guaranteed if you set your sights on something and work toward them with determination. Focus on succeeding and never giving up.
People who practice gratitude have a higher success rate. An attitude of gratitude will take you far in life. It is within your control to alter your circumstances and bring about the fulfillment and success you seek. You need just to shift your focus from anticipating the worst to hoping for the best. Start imagining things, and don’t hesitate. You are capable of accomplishing your goal.