Ask yourself this question: What is the factor that separates a person of action and one of inaction? It’s one word: certainty. Just think about it. If you are absolutely sure that you will get the result that you are hoping for, you will take massive action in order to ensure that this dream of yours becomes a reality, on the other hand if you believe that no matter what you do, you are destined to fail, you are not going to spend any time making any real moves.
Of course, this are essentially extremes, two sides of a very broad coin. Many of us, find ourselves in the no man’s land of “maybe it will work out, maybe it won’t.” And this surprisingly, is where the real danger lies.
This is because it propels us in the direction of making half hearted attempts at success rather than pouring our heart and soul into what we are trying to achieve. The ultimate key is to fill yourself with certainty and conviction that you will succeed in what you have set out to do, regardless of the situation that you are currently in or what is happening in the external world.
You have to get the results that you want in your head in order to instill in yourself this sense of certainty. As if it has already happened. One of the best ways to achieve this end, is through the use of imagery training techniques.
WHAT IS IMAGERY TRAINING?
Consider the example of Roger Bannister. For centuries, it was conventional wisdom that it was simply impossible for a human being to run a mile in 4 minutes. Despite this, Roger, was able to shatter this myth and become a world champion. How did he achieve this fete? Roger didn’t simply practice physically but mentally as well. He went through the running process continuously every time in his head over and over. He envisioned himself breaking this 4 minute barrier, for he knew regardless of how hard he trained physically, if his mental state was in the wrong place, if he didn’t believe that he could achieve this fete, then it would all be for nothing. He conditioned himself regularly to be so certain, that he simply believed that he would succeed with every fiber of his being.
After Roger Bannister ran the 4 minute mile more than 37 people ran also succeeded in this challenge in the next four years. Remember, prior to Bannister achieving this fete no one had ever done it in history.
OUR bodies CHANGE our MINDS, our minds change our BEHAVIOUR and our BEHAVIOUR changes our LIVES
—Michael Flynn Mentor
That is the powerful, life changing impact of visualize training –you picture your desired result over and over again as if it had already happened until you attain your goal
We all have beliefs that limits what we can be and achieve in life. A vast majority of us, therefore, end up living lives set by the status quo of society rather than by own deliberate intentions and goals. Other times we allow self doubt to take the forefront while other times we simply have unconscious beliefs that hold us back.
Imagery training is a technique that allows us to operate at a very high level because it gives us a detailed picture of ourselves succeeding not just at a high level, but in a very precise way. It allows us to shed away those harmful limitations that have been formed consciously or unconsciously by our lives and environment. We therefore are empowered to see what the results look like, and envision the direction we will take to achieve the results we seek.
What’s interesting too is that when we do this, we immerse ourselves in the emotions that are part of this success and experience. Because it is not just simply a mental exercise, it becomes a full body experience, in which you not only feel the emotions of success physically but emotionally and psychologically as well. And it is this all-encompassing dynamic that produces certainty that will help you break through and break down all the limits that you had unwittingly (or wittingly) imposed on yourself before.
A RITUAL FOR SUCCESS
The potential to achieve anything you want is always there. But whether you tap into that potential has everything to do with you. Most people have a strong belief about what their real potential is, and that influences how much action they take. Then the action they take determines their results, and ironically, those results reinforce their pre-existing beliefs.
If it’s a must for you, you have to make it work. You have to enter the mindset that no matter what, you will make a way. That is how you go from earning $300 a week to $1000 to $1 million. It’s why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
If you want to change your life, CHANGE your daily RITUALS
—Michael Flynn Mentor
But imagery training is not a one-and-done exercise. It’s a ritual. You have to condition yourself over and over again, so that you know without a shadow of a doubt that you will get the results you want.
4 KEYS TO IMAGERY TECHNIQUE
While there is no precise method, there are some fundamental components to an effective imagery training practice.
1. TAKE AN OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE.
Picture yourself as if from above, or outside of your body, as you go through the motions. For example, if it is a pitch you are preparing for, see yourself walking into the room. How composed is your posture? What are you wearing? Witness the look of determination on your face. Then watch yourself nail the presentation. How do you appear? Are you are comfortable, relaxed, poised and sure of yourself?
2. FOCUS ON THE MISTAKES.
While this may sound counter-intuitive, the goal is to pay extra attention to areas of poor performance – because those reflect inherent insecurities you may have. If you start to see the faces of your audience look unimpressed and that impacts your presentation, which may reflect a deep-seated lack of confidence in your ability to deliver the pitch. Take note of that instance, so you can then practice on how you would react. Then replay that scene over and over until you get it right and are able to maintain your composure throughout the entire presentation. The end goal is to be able to make an automatic shift when a negative thought or emotion enters your space.
3. CREATE A MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE.
Feel the confidence exuding from you as you enter the room. Don’t just imagine, experience what it would be like to crush the pitch. What are the sounds in the room? Is there background noise? How do you sound? How do the faces of the people in the room appear? Feel how comfortable, relaxed and sure of yourself you are while delivering the pitch. Feel the energy in the room. This practice will help translate technically and tactically to your body. You will be able to carry yourself with confidence, and you will be better able to mimic a smooth performance when it comes to the actual pitch if you have made a ritual of creating a mind-body connection.
4. DOCUMENT THE PROCESS. BE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE
Put as much action into the script as possible. Describe the feelings you experience. Detail the sounds. Take note of everything you see. Even write down what you would do to a negative component that enters your mind – that is, automatically dismiss any thought or emotion that does not serve you. Then, read your story over and over again. Or better yet, record it and play it in your car while you are driving or walking. The goal is to firmly ingrain the experience you desire in your mind and to get you to embody the version of yourself that you know you can be.
ARE YOU READY TO REALIZE YOUR ULTIMATE POTENTIAL TODAY?
If you made it all the way through this article it simply means that you are tired. You are tired of all the lies and excuses that you tell yourself. You are tired of all the justifications that you give yourself. You are here, because you have looked at your life and realized this is not where you want to be. You feel deep inside that you deserve better…you feel that you deserve more. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Be decisive and take action NOW! Discover the ultimate joy of living up to your full potential by conditioning your mind for success. By doing this you can access tools for your prosperity and breakthrough and take the first step in unlocking your full potential and achieving your destiny! This is your moment! Break through any limit and create the quality of life you desire and deserve at Unleash your Personal Power!
SOURCE: MICHEAL FLYNN MENTOR