The Easy, Lasting, and No-Cost’ Way
We recognize and appreciate the contribution of goal setting in our quest for success. However, we further want to recognize that preparation helps us proceed in the appropriate direction. It includes drawing out the plans and scheduling our meetings in their order of significance.
An influential part of preparation is conditioning our mind. Most people fail to realize the importance of mental preparation. They under-estimate how important it is for decision-making. Those unable to appreciate the power of the mind, and harnessing it to the maximum, fail to achieve the desired results.
All over the world, year after year, researchers, psychologists, and scientists have insisted on the existence of subconscious mind. There exist a number of studies devoted to the power of this specific faculty. The information contained therein tells us the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of pain and sorrow, success and failure, lows and highs, as well as fears and strengths, unlike anything in real life.
So many times, we experience things in our subconscious even before they actually happen. There are instances where we envision our glorious success in the subconscious even before commencing work on a project of great significance. The image so formed propels us, with every single attempt, to convert this experience into reality!
It is this image in our mind, of an impending success or even a possibility thereof that helps prepare our heart and soul for the ultimate gift that only we have the power to give ourselves.
In order to get to that level of success, our preparation will involve tidying up all the loose ends. With this act of preparedness, we do not stop at frequent intervals for repairs and/or recapitulation. It helps cut delay and speeds up our success in the process. Such preparation will help us eliminate feelings of under-achievement.
Make Visualization and Mental Rehearsal a Daily Habit:
Almost all outstanding leaders, sportsmen, entrepreneurs, politicians, and visionaries have reiterated the significance of our mental faculties in shaping our future. The images we create through our brain waves are the images that we like to create in our real life. These images act as a forceful stimulant in our quest for success and the lack thereof is what keeps us slogging day in and day out.
In reality, this practice is one of the easiest to perform as it takes only a few moments a day and does not involve any expenditure at all.
We need tranquility or complete freedom from the day’s worries and challenges. Solitude works best where distractions do not chase us. Getting away from the computer, the cell phone, and the repeat email notifications is crucial. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes are ideal for deep breathing exercise and relaxation of the mind. Slowly inhale and hold your breath for a count of ten then exhale at a slow, steady pace. Hold and count till ten. Repeat this exercise ten times as a beginner and gradually extend your holding capacity as far as possible, over a steady length of time.
This provides immense stimulus as a wave of fresh air gets into our lungs and refreshes our mind at the same time. Now, close both eyes and imagine the surroundings where you have whatever is missing in life.
You could imagine you are the C.E.O. of your company or an outstanding sports personality, a leader of global importance or a simple soothsayer.
Whatever you desire, imagine, and see it happen. Now, visualize how you would behave with this newly acquired power, force, reputation, and stature.
Name the people you would like to have on your side. Identify them by name as far as possible
What singular act you would be keen to do in order to leave a legacy of your success? Do you wish the future generations to admire your legacy?
Make rehearsing this scenario a daily habit and point your actions in the same direction, day in and day out. It will help develop an immense amount of motivation and enthusiasm for the goal. Lack thereof is what keeps us slogging day in and day out. This form of conditioning is one of the easiest, takes only a few moments a day and involves no expenditure at all. The best part is that it helps build a strong foundation with conditions our mind with a focus on the goal.
There is old adage: “When you shoot for the stars, you might get the moon but when you shoot for nothing, nothing is what you will get.”
Practice the above mental conditioning through visualization technique both morning and evening before getting ready for work and before retiring to bed after the day’s turmoil. The change will start to take shape, bit by bit. Increased focus on your assignments will help you outperform others. The urge to stand out will start to take roots. Your new ‘Avatar’ will outshine your compatriots and create awareness for others to notice. It is the new image you help yourself create that will penetrate your subconscious mind and program your brain for continued success!
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