Scorecard; are your goals holding up?
Everyone sets goals; it is the most effective methods of getting things done. Health and wellness goals, work goals, relationship goals and financial goals are among the top categories of goals which people make every year. While many people make goals and resolutions, most struggle with following them.
Perhaps you set goals at the beginning of the year with every intention of keeping them but with the first quarter over, your resolve has waned. You slipped up once and now you’re back to old habits, your goals journal tucked away in the corner of your desk to resurface next year for another go-round. If this sounds all too familiar, then it may be that visualization is the extra step you need to sustain your resolve and follow through on all your goals and resolutions.
Seeing is believing
Visualization is a powerful tool that has been used for centuries by successful people in all spheres of life, to achieve their goals. In fact, most top athletes are trained to visualize their goals right before a competition.
So, what exactly is visualization?
Visualization is a simple technique of creating strong mental images of a future event or desired outcome. Now, this is not to be confused with mere hoping or daydreaming about your future. Visualization, done properly, is a systematic method of performance improvement backed by scientific studies. It works because neurons in our brain interpret imagery as equivalent to real-life action, and so they send signals to our minds and bodies that enable us achieve the desired outcome.