Visualization? Many have heard of it, few have applied it. The power of this tool is fabulous. Many very successful people around the globe have set on the method and moreover, believe in it.
First of all, what exactly is Visualization? People like Arnold or Vince Gironda referred to that as imagine the structure of development you want to achieve. For instance, when Vince worked out his shoulders, he believed the density and the shape he wanted his shoulders to become and visualized this particular picture in his mind while doing the exercise. Both, Arnold and Vince, stated that doing so as a big one. Greg Plitt, one of the most inspiring people in the fitness scene, I have ever seen, described this phenomenon as preparing your mind for the change your body will undergo. If your mind is not ready, your body won’t modify the way you desire it. But also with other areas of life: Think big, achieve big. Or in other words: The growth mindset.
We addressed the growth mindset already on this blog. It goes hand in hand with Visualization. In my opinion, Visualization is one step afterward developing the growth mindset. To me, it is the next step to realize one’s vision and to achieve your set goal. In this sense, the connection of both is: Putting the Horse Power most efficiently on the street.
Regarding my life, I visualize my dreams every day first thing in the morning. I create such clear vision that I can formally feel the accomplishment. Has it boosted my speed on the pathway? Yes, definitely. In the sense that I developed a passion for running this route. “The way is the goal” is an accurate statement. I know it since I actively visualize.