“I don’t believe in that. I’ve never been able to make it work. No offense, but I think it’s a crock.”
“Okay, that’s fine,” I said. But he continued…
“What I’ve found to work best is this: I think of something, then I just do it.”
I smiled, knowing he just choked himself into agreeing with me, but didn’t realize it yet.
“That’s cool,” I replied. “So tell me, when you THINK of something, how do you do it?”
“Well, I see what I want to do – then I just do it.:
“Super. And when you SEE what you want to do, how do you SEE it? In your mind’s eye? Or do you see yourself already in the picture you’re looking into?”
“Well, I never really thought about it like that before, but let me think. I guess… hmmm… okay, I got it, here’s what I do. I see a BIG IMAGE of what I want to do in front of me. As soon as I see it, I get excited, and then I just do it.”
“Nice. So you SEE a BIG IMAGE, then you get excited about the image, then you just do it? Do I have it right?”
“Yes, that’s exactly what I do. And so now you know why I don’t like visualization. I think it’s a waste of time.”
Now, at this point, it’s a bit difficult to not laugh out loud. Instead of doing so, I paused and thought about how I could break the news to this man. As soon as the words came to me, I spoke.
“My friend, do you realize you just described the act of visualization? But what’s really cool about you is that you’re one of those rare people who does it really, really fast … so fast, in fact, that you don’t even know you’re using the same process I’m talking about.”
“Really? I am?” he asked.
“You sure are.”
To my surprise, after our conversation, this man became a major student of the Theatre of the Mind process, and he’s used it to quintuple his business, turn himself into a stellar salesman and coach quite a number of superstar athletes.
Just think if he stayed with his old belief that visualization doesn’t work.
Now for the whole truth. There are some very successful people in business, in sports, in coaching, in teaching, in parenting, in selling and so on. And they truly believe that they don’t visualize in any way, shape or form.
Many of these same people, like the coach in this email, actually scoff at the process, even though they are using it at a quantum level themselves.
For whatever reason, they don’t like the idea of sitting in a chair to relax and unwind. That alone is anathema to them.
Relax? Who me? I’m supposed to be productive and sitting isn’t producing?
Then the idea of deep breathing … that is enough to drive them over the edge.
So somewhere along the line, without even realizing it, they come up with a WAY to visualize without ever realizing that they’re doing it.
I know a man who is a perfect example of this.
For years he told his flock how to set goals and manage time, while also railing against the practice of positive thinking and the use of your imagination… to the point that he didn’t realize he was ignoring what he is actually doing, most of the time.
Think of it this way: I want you to come up with a list of goals you want to accomplish – but with one twist. In the process of coming up with your goals, you cannot picture/visualize what you want your life to be like. You cannot picture/visualize who you want to be, what you want to do or what you want to have in your life.
You got it!
No picturing. No visualizing. You don’t need it and most importantly it doesn’t work.
Additionally, you cannot use your imagination in any way. No drifting off into the sunset, the canyons, to foreign countries or anything else.
And most importantly, no FEELING.
You got it. No picturing. No visualizing. No imagining. And most important of all.. NO FEELING.
Alrighty then, let’s see if you can come up with your goals.
I bet you can’t.
I bet you $10,000.00 you can’t.
Not only that, without the use of visualization or imagination, how you going to create a PLAN to achieve your goals? And how exactly are you going to look into the next day and create a “to do” list based upon your goals?
Again, you can’t do it.
Now suppose you’re the type who needs your goals in writing – on a card or notepad and you carry it with you throughout the day to remind yourself of your goals and your daily “to do list.”
Over and over throughout the day, you refer to your card or notes. Why? As a reminder, right?
Okay, and what is your reminder?
Your reminder constitutes words on a piece of paper that were formed from a mental picture you previously had. And each time you look at your reminder, you are seeing the same mental imagery.
So your reminder of your goal card is also a mental picture – and every time you look at the words, you are visualizing. You may be doing it fast, but I assure you, you’re doing it.
Now, if you look at the reminder and do nothing – you haven’t mastered the feeling aspect of visualizing.
If you look at them and immediately FEEL like getting something done, and most importantly, begin DOING IT – then you’re on your way to greatness.
Bottom line is this: Some people, for whatever reason, are great NATURAL visualizers. It comes so easy to them that they don’t think they use it at all.
The rest of us, we’re lucky too.
Because we can learn the process even better than those who use it without thinking.
We can consciously learn the process and use it to go “where no man/woman has ever gone before.”
I’ve catalogued and categorized the process for you in Theatre of the Mind and right now I’m having a special discount on this monumental life-shifter.
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Matt “Coach” Furey
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