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Jan 03

How to use visualisation to achieve your goals

By Yvette Ankrah | business , Confidence , NLP , power

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How to use visualisation to achieve your goals

What do you see for yourself, and in your life?

Visualising is an incredibly powerful tool for the body to rehearse, feel and connect with what it is you want to achieve. This is about really connecting into a space once you have set your goal.

When I was in the middle of my PhD - slogging away, writing, rewriting and feeling that this was a never-ending task - I would regularly visualise myself walking across the stage, shaking whichever academic’s hand and receive a little scroll. All whilst wearing my gown and a large floppy hat that doctoral graduates are given.

I'd feel my heels on the wooden stage and hear them click as I walked. The stage would be brightly lit and the audience in semi-darkness. I’d feel so proud, so accomplished knowing that I’d finally done what I set out to do.

I’d hold on to the vision over the years and it did sustain me.

How can visualisation help you accelerate your goals?

  • Turns the dream into reality

The brain does not know the difference between fantasy and reality

As far as your brain is concerned whether you are visualising doing an activity or doing it the same areas are lit up in the brain. For example, if you are into exercise, mentally seeing yourself doing specific exercise can improve your muscle strength! Studies have been conducted which show the power of mental rehearsal and the impact on real life.

  • A tool for motivation

The practice of visualisation can improve your motivation and help you more quickly achieve your goal. It also helps you work better and get ready for success. You will also start noticing better results, opportunities and changes in your life.

  • Connects mind and body

Visualisation helps you link mind to the body, thoughts to behaviours. This is a very powerful connection and can change the outcomes for you.

Just by truly, deeply connecting with your vision and visualising it powerfully five minutes a day can have a huge difference to your outcomes.

Just a reminder, it's not about whether you can see it in your mind’s eye - some people find it difficult to create images and their minds - it is about intention, connecting to it and feeling it with all your senses.

For me, when the day came in real life, the outfit was slightly different, but my heels rang out on that wooden floor as I crossed the brightly lit stage, shook hands and officially became a ‘Dr’.

I was the last person that day to cross the stage and it felt even more poignant because it had taken me 10 years to get there. Yes, I did feel proud and yes, I did feel accomplished and visualisation was what kept me motivated and on that stage.

What is it that you want to see in your life?

I use tools to help my clients in a state where they can truly visualise and connect with their vision. It's amazing what you can achieve, when you put your mind to it.

Let's talk about realising your goals and your vision - book a call today.

Yvette Ankrah – Transformational Coach