Visualizing your goal is the first step towards reaching it.
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I am one of the most effective people I know in my life. And that statement is not self-promotion. I pretty much achieve anything I put my mind (and heart) into.
I get asked all the time by my friends, family, peers, and even online how I study, manage my time or how do I focus on my goals, etc.
And I have written a lot of things on my personal blog and Quora about Law Of Attraction, Mindfulness, Task Management techniques like making to-do-lists, etc all of which are excellent advice to make yourself on track to reach your goals.
Plus, you might as well have your very own technique. Besides, some people don’t like structure or a frame, they prefer flexibility and spontaneity.
Some also talk about positive self-talk. There is nothing wrong with that. I am sure it might work for some people as well.
Every morning when you can wake-up, start your day by looking in the mirror and say things like, “I am great. Today is a great day and I will be successful, etc.” (Sorry I am not trying to sound cliche).
Except, there is something wrong with thinking about success and failure before realizing your goals. It creates polarity in your mind. Because you have defined what success means to you, you are stressing yourself, even more, trying to chase it, and therefore you never attempt it or follow through till the end because of the fear of failure and rejection.
So instead of all the popular common strategies (I mentioned above), we should initially “realize” the goal.
And the first step of that realization is “visualization” and trying to grasp or sense the final product or destination.
Do you wish to work in a certain position and at a certain company? Imagine yourself already doing that in your mind.
Do you wish to date someone, picture yourself with that person, and think how happy you would be with him/her?
Do you want to buy a home or start a business? Or go to a certain college for a certain major, or earn certain…