Visualize What You Expect (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 187)
“Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.”
— William S. Gilbert
How much potential do you think you have? Potential, it turns out, is unlimited. You have as much potential as you want to have. But how much of potential do we actually tap into? The answer is not that much. People are able to visualize only what they believe. If you don’t believe you have what it takes, you won’t be able to see it in your mind’s eye.
The key to realizing potential is to be able to visualize where you want to go and what you want to do. See yourself being successful at starting a business, finishing college, or realizing whatever goals you have set for yourself. When we visualize, we magnify the outcome. We tell ourselves that we are choosing to believe for something that has not happened yet.
One of the ways to tap into potential is to train yourself to see your goals as being realized instead of tasks on your to-do list. Replace doubt, fear, procrastination, and indecision with creativity, stick-to-itiveness, confidence, and enthusiasm. Attitude has a powerful influence upon potential. Everyone has the capacity to become or develop into something in the future, but one’s attitude must align with that in order for it to happen.
Many people have the potential, but they allow negative, self-defeating, and sled-sabotaging attitudes to get in the way of what they can accomplish. Success is not just for a select few. It is for everyone. Destructive mindsets will evade your cognitive space, but you have the power to push them away. You must move on and you are the only one who can make yourself do that.
By striving towards your goals with the right attitude and mindset, you can accomplish more in a few months than many people accomplish within one year. Everyone possesses potential. It is the people who can see their potential and nurture their abilities who make the most difference in the shortest amount of time. Visualize your success and then take action to make it happen.
Limiting beliefs are like smoke. If smoke infiltrates a narrow passageway, the exit route or objects in one’s path can quickly become obscure. If the smoke becomes too heavy, people trying to escape can inhale to the point of suffocation. Limiting beliefs stop you in your tracks; it obscures the view ahead so you can’t escape or move forward. If you dwell on limiting beliefs and negative thoughts too long, your goals eventually suffocate from lack of air.
Some people only know the price of potential. Others know the value of potential and they are the ones who are willing to work for it. Change the way you think to visualize what you expect to happen, what you believe you can do, where you believe you will end up. Results don’t just happen, they are made.
Every human being has been given two gifts. The first is the ability to succeed at something. The second is the capability to see themselves succeeding. Potential is like an untapped resource. You never know what you are capable of until you actually step out and do it. When you silence negative beliefs, eliminate self-sabotage, and start visualizing what you expect in life, you will see a very different outcome.
“If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”
— Zig Ziglar