“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions ” — Albert Einstein
Every successful human being will agree that visualization and Imagination are very powerful tools for creating success and happiness in one’s life. I for one consciously use these tools to better myself every day. I always make those mental pictures in my mind of how I will be standing on that big stage addressing thousands of people, on your big screens answering questions on my passions, and more. I make visual images in my head for each and everything that I would wish to achieve one day. Hitting those big numbers of subscribers on my YouTube channel or even launching my first book to the world. These visual images have helped me so much to push myself out of my comfort zone and get to work on the things that I would be considering impossible if I didn’t make these positive images in my head.
You see, the thing is our brains were designed to protect us from anything that threatens us. It’s our responsibility to break out of it. And with both visualization and imagination of the world you wish to live, you can help yourself break out your comfort zone. But it is also important to note that you need to know your goal and have a clear vision of what you really want to achieve. It is essential to have a clear vision of what the end result looks like.
“In order to find your true potential, what you need to do is simply determine your core values, visualize the person you want to be, challenge common thought traps, and have a clear sense of your goals.”
— Dr. Prem Jagyasi
However, to use your ability to imagine and visualize, it all starts with your own thinking. Now, this brings me to the power of your thoughts. It’s from your thoughts that you make all these images of you in the future. Every action you have ever taken in your life has been a result of your thoughts. And your thoughts will always create your reality. This is why I continuously tell people that we should protect ourselves even from our own thoughts. What you think about, you visualize then create into reality. Think good things about you — your world and you will live it.
So, does positive thinking work! Well, the answer is, it works but only if it is accompanied by positive actions.
“A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment…For imagination sets the goal ‘picture’ which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ‘will,’ as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.”
— Maxwell Maltz
According to the infamous and world-renown scientist Albert Einstein; imagination is the most powerful and creative force in the Universe.
He said; “Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”
You must be asking yourself how comes!! Well, it is because knowledge is limited to what is currently known and understood while imagination goes far beyond knowledge. Imagination is “Infinite” in nature.
“The Power Of Imagination transcends logic and taps into the infinite field of potential
where all probabilities already exist. Imagination is the magnet that draws the thing
imagined from the place of infinite probability to finite reality” — Chuck Danes
As I conclude, it is essential to understand that if a mental activity isn’t supported by a certain physical action, it is useless. That’s why your vision should be strong enough to get you working.
Therefore, in case you thought visualization helps you succeed as long as you imagine things in your mind over and over again, then you thought WRONG. Think again.
With both visualization and imagination, you can change your internal mental processes, but only if you reinforce everything with direct action.