Step 5. Anchoring your motivation. Part 2: Visualisations
Feb 17, 2017
Last week we talked about the importance of anchoring your motivation so you can access it when you need it most. We talked about the technique of using affirmations and this week we continue on anchoring, using this time the tool of visualisation.
Visualisation is a very powerful technique.
Thought creates reality. The brain does not make a difference between something lived and something very vividly imagined! Intriguing isn’t it? But true. Have you ever woken from a particularly powerful dream and for a while you are fuzzy about if it had actually happened or not?
Take the thing, the state that you have determined as WHAT you want.
You need to sit somewhere quiet, where you can relax without any risk of being disturbed. Shut the door, put the phone on silent. Now sit comfortably with your back supported and your feet firmly on the floor. Let your hands rest on your knees in a natural position. Shut your eyes and take a couple of long, deep, and regular breaths. Feel yourslef really sinking deeper within yourself. Now visualise the new you having attained that which you seek. Make it as real as you can, with as many details as possible. All your mind must be engaged.
Visualise yourself having attained your goal: make it colourful, vibrant, highly desirable. What will you look like? How will you feel? What will people be saying around you and what will you be saying to yourself? Pay attention to the colours, the light. Are you seeing yourself as if you were a fly on the wall or are you looking through your own eyes? If you are not doing it already, associate with the new you, see through your own eyes. Make the new you picture even brighter,even bigger. Notice how you react to this.
Know you can do it, you will do it, you have just seen yourself do it.Install that photo in your mind. Take your time to install it firmly. It will help you bypass limiting beliefs.
Once you have it securely installed and you have enjoyed this visual of the new you with all your senses, gently bring yourself back to the now. Wiggle your fingers and feel your mind coming back to the surface, take a few deep breaths and open your eyes.
So how did that feel? Strong stuff!
Enjoy the feeling, go back there whenever you want and use it to fuel yourself forward.
Next week we will be looking at making your goal SMART.