10 Mar Visualization: The Key to Happiness and Prosperity
Numerous psychological articlessuggest that the visualization technique can be used to attract anything a person may desire. As expounded by Rhonda Byne, author of the multi-million dollar best selling book, “The Secret”, the visualization technique using the Law of Attraction, states we all have the power to harness and compel events to us that are positive and advantageous. According to these psychological articles and theories, all that’s required is the proper type of visualized thinking. Nevertheless, visualization is a technique not many people know how to successfully practice. In this psychological article Boomer Yearbook is going to reveal to its readers 5 essential visualization techniques to help you attract happiness and prosperity.
Tip No. 1: Visualizing Solely What One Needs and Wants:
Down with the Negativity! The world is full of pessimists and one roadblock to successful visualization is allowing the skeptic inside us to rear its cynical head. Our biggest enemy in achieving our goals is our own negative thoughts that can pervade our subconscious and mar our ability to effectively visualize. The tendency to think about and visualize what we don’t need or want is what psychological articles refer to as “worry”. We all worry at some point or other in life; some of us more than others and you boomers know who you are if the expression, “stop dwelling” is an occurring argument told to you by loved ones. Let us take the example of a person trying to walk along a narrow ledge on the first floor of his house. He is worried about falling but this worry becomes triple fold when he has to walk on a tight rope from the 3rd floor of his apartment building to the opposite building. Now why is an acrobat able to accomplish far more dangerous and riskier feats without failing? Psychological articles reason that this is because he successfully visualizes himself on the other side. He doesn’t allow himself to visual the failure of falling; and because he doesn’t visualize it, he wills it not to happen. The moral of tip one: Think positively, only visualize success, and steer clear of thoughts and fears of failure.
Tip No. 2: Tweak Your Visualization: Visualize in color
We are all familiar with tweaking or fine tuning our cars, but psychological articles tell us in order to find happiness we first have to have a rudimentary conception of what happiness will look and feel like and then tweak or regulate our inner mind to achieve our perfect happiness concept. Psychological articles recommend looking at this “mental” tweaking in the same way as we would fiddle with a television set; fine tuning visualization skills until they become the perfect fit for personal life preferences. Psychological articles tell us the control is in our hands and it is for us to tweak our visualizations to decide if we want our life to be in black and white or in full high color definition. We must approach life in the same manner making it vibrant and full of bright, optimistic pictures visualizing ourselves in situations that we secretly dream of and hope for but are too scared to think out loud or even admit to ourselves.
Tip No. 3: Utilize Sensory Organs that Work Best for You:
Not everyone is good at visualizing. You may be one of those people that have trouble creating pictures in your mind about the things you want to achieve or the happiness you are looking for in life. Don’t fret! As psychological articles suggest try supplementing your lack of sharp visuals skills by using other sensory organs such as hearing, taste, touch and smell. Suppose you want to visualize yourself as a powerful orator but are having trouble with the visual imagery. Simply switch sensory gears and imagine “hearing” a standing ovation with the thunderous noise of clapping, and breathe in the delicious fragrance of the fresh flowers being showered on you as applause.
Tip No. 4: Safe Helpful Stimulants:
Psychological articles further show that background music can greatly assist in stimulating the subconscious parts of our minds, so by all means, avail yourself of readily available helpful stimulants to increase your ability to successfully visualize.
Tip No. 5: Practice on a Regular Basis:
In order to succeed at visualizing, psychological articles contend that one must exercise the technique on a regular basis. The best time to do so is before you go to sleep or just after you have woken up, but whenever you can, practice, practice and practice.
Visualization is an important part of achieving success but first you must define what it is you want to obtain. As the simple, yet hauntingly true lyrics from the play “South Pacific” proclaims:
“You got to have a dream,
If you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?”
We at Boomer Yearbook wish you happy visualizing.
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