8 Winning Habits
See yourself the way you want to
A Study on Creative Visualization in Sports
In one of the most well-known studies on
Creative Visualization in sports, Russian scientists compared four
groups of Olympic athletes in terms of their training schedules:
Group 1 = 100% physical training;
Group 2 - 75% physical training with
25% mental training;
Group 3 - 50% physical training with
50% mental training;
Group 4 - 25% physical training with
75% mental training.
Group 4, with 75% of their time devoted to
mental training, performed the best.
of Okinawa: Building Warrior Spirit,
R. Scaglione, W. Cummins
Imagination is your ability to
create an idea, a mental picture, or a
feeling sense of something
Creative visualization is using
your imagination to create a clear image, idea or feeling sense of
Three Elements Within You1
Desire. Do you truly, in your
heart, desire the goal you created
and visualized to be realized?
Do you believe this goal can exist and it is possible for you to
Acceptance. Are you really
completely willing to accept and have this?
To trigger your imagination, write out a clear
description of your ideal end result or goal. Be clear about the
goal, be flexible about the process. Think about it, visualize it
as realized over and over. Project your mind forward to the picture
of the realized goal and then look back to the present...
Four Steps to a Super
Here are four things you can do to assure
is the very best it can be, under all circumstances.
Focus On The
you face, focus on the future rather than on the past. Instead of
worrying about who did what and who is to blame, focus on
where you want to be
and what you want to do. Get a clear mental image of your ideal
successful future, and then
take whatever action
you can to begin moving in that direction. Get your mind,
your thoughts, and your mental images on the future...
Why Creative Visualization?
helps you use your
imagination in a more conscious way to create a clear
image, idea or feeling sense of what you really want.
It engages the power of your
subconscious mind, that attracts those desires into your life It is also
tool that keeps your purpose on track and helps you achieve
your goal by focusing your thoughts constantly on it and giving it your positive energy
until it becomes a reality.
The First Step To Bringing
Your Dream To Life
Take a few minutes right now to achieve your
goals in your mind. Imagine a life that is exactly as you want it. What
would you do each day? With whom would you do it? Nothing is too crazy or
ambitious. A few seconds is all it takes to put you in a state of excitement
If you can see your goal in your mind, you can make it a reality.
Visualization is the first step to bringing
a dream to life. If you can see yourself
happy, successful, healthy and
loving life, you can make it happen.
The first step is to visualize it.4
The Wheel of Personal Success
How To Realize Your Dreams: 4 Principles
In the original
Chicken Soup for the Soul,
Jack Canfield tells the story of Monty, who was the son of an itinerant
horse trainer of little means.
During his senior year he was
assigned a writing project to describe what he wanted to be when he grew
up. His seven-page essay minutely detailed the 200-acre ranch he wanted
to own. It included a diagram of the ranch and a detailed floor plan of
his 4,000 square foot home...
Continuous Improvement Mindset
Start with visualizing clearly your future
success and model the feelings you'll experience when you achieve it...
12 Simple Ways To
Supercharge Your Brain
Greeks mastered the principle of imagination and
association to memorize everything. This technique requires one
to develop a vivid and colorful imagination that can be linked to a
known object. If you
involve all your senses
– touching, feeling, smelling, hearing and seeing in the imagination
process, you can remember greater details of the event....
Case in Point
Tom Watson, the Founder of IBM
Tom Watson, the founder of IBM, once described his
secret to the unbelievable success he helped to create. The IBM you see today began from one simple
technique. It is something you and I can do
at any place and time. The same method Tom Watson used to grow IBM into a
billion-dollar enterprise is available to you.4
He saw a picture in his mind. Before his
company began operating, he knew exactly what it would look like when it was
complete. The picture in his mind was as vivid and clear as the words you
see on the screen in front of you.
He could see the offices, the machines, the
employees working busily accomplishing goals and setting new standards. He
could see the satisfied customers as they shook hands with his associates.
Tom Watson could see the office he would
work from making vital decisions to help his dream progress.
Tom Watson knew exactly what he was going to
create. It was already real to him, he simply had to show the rest of the
world what was in his mind. And it all began as a picture, a visualization.
Case in Point
Disney Creativity Strategy
Walt Disney was true genius at turning
fantasies into reality.
Here is how Walt Disney describes his process
for creating stories: "The story man must see clearly in his own mind how
every piece of business in a story will be put. He should feel every
expression, every reaction. He should get far enough away from his story to
take a second look at it...to see whether there is any dead phase...to see
whether the personalities are going to be interesting and appealing to the
audience. He should also try to see that the things that his characters are
doing are of an interesting nature."...