Getting Excited About Your Health, Day 3: Creating And Visualizing Success
The next step in achieving success with the goals that you've set out is creating and visualizing that success. The mind is an extremely powerful tool that you should be using to make sure that your hopes and dreams become a reality and by using the right tools in the tool box, you can do just that.
The objective today is to create a clear pathway for yourself to move to the successful state, getting from where you are now to where you want to be as quickly as possible. If you have a clear pathway in place, it's going to be far easier to put forth the actions that will be necessary to bring you from point A to point B.
Placing Yourself In The Successful State And Looking Back
The very first thing that you want to be doing to help yourself see this success is placing yourself in the successful state. Feel yourself having already achieved success, sitting in the setting that you already created in the previous exercises.
Now, view your journey to get there. Look back at the steps that you took and see exactly what you did to arrive where you are in that state.
By looking at these steps that you've taken, you'll help to raise awareness of what you must do to achieve success and also boost your self-confidence that you can in fact achieve them.
Sometimes half the battle of achieving your goal is having the self-confidence that you can put into place the actions that you need to in order to realize success. That's where this process helps you out. You've already done visualizations of the living in the state of success to increase your desire to be there, boosting your motivation, and now the objective of this is to give yourself a higher level of self-efficacy in that you have the resources in yourself to move towards that vision.
Once you had a look back at the steps that you took to arrive at your goal, next it's time to develop a plan. Let's look at the steps that you need to take in order to do so.
1. Visit Your End Goal
The very first thing that you need to do is think ahead to the future when you have just achieved this goal. Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment you have, feeling the success of all the hard work that you put in. Make sure that you notice everything around you as well as taking inventory of how you're feeling inside yourself as well. Notice the thoughts and feelings you're having and how you're going about celebrating this goal yourself.
2. See The Future
The second step to take is to look further into the future, beyond the time of just accomplishing your goal. The idea at this point is to see how the goal has impacted your life in a longer-term sense of things and all the changes that have taken place. Watch time unfold in front of you, with you experiencing each unique event that comes your way.
3. See The Past
Now stop and look at the past. See the earlier you that went through the series of steps to get yourself into the future and how you felt going through those. Take note of all the actions that you took and how they've brought you to where you are now.
4. Move Along The Path
Now that you're back in the past, you want to walk along the pathway that has brought you to the future. You've envisioned the steps that you had to take and now you're going to see yourself executing them.
The primary objective at this point is to let your unconscious mind reveal parts along that path that you may not have picked up on in earlier times. Perhaps there are certain people that have helped pave your way. Or, maybe there are other things you did along the way that played a significant influence on your achieving the success you did.
Take note of these. Often there are many overlooked things at play that most people never realize.
5. Take Note Of Your Specific Actions
Finally, as you walk along the path that brought you from the past to the future, take a good hard look at the specific actions that you took and the resources that you possess that helped you achieve that success.
You want a very clear vision of precisely what it is that you do need to do in order to move along through each step of the way, so that is what this step is for. You can't have any doubts in your mind about what you need to be doing or they will just hinder the progress that is about to unfold.
So there you have the main things that you need to be doing right now so that you can create that strong visualization in your mind to help you see yourself attaining success.
Noticing the pathway that you took between your visions and your present state is incredibly important because this is what will help you determine the actions that you need to be doing now to create the reality you desire.
Most people don't go through this process and instead just keep their eyes focused on that end goal, without a firm understanding of what they must do to reach that end goal.
While it's great to have a destination in mind, you need to also know the path to get that destination or you're just going to travel around in circles indefinitely.