Visualization is key to Success

Growing up as an athlete, I use a lot of visualizations to picture what I want to accomplish. For example, as gymnast training 3 hours per day from pre-school until Freshman year of college, I learned to apply my visualizations to gymnastics. I remember constantly training for competition in still rings, floor exercise, pommel horse, high-bar and vault and reached to the highest level of difficulty using visualizations.

In order to accomplish a certain level maneuver at a particular difficulty level, you had to master the basics skills. And at the beginning of each and every competition I would visualize completing a maneuver, for example, how I was going to land a double, double (two back flips, two twists – high difficulty) on still rings and high-bar. Competition and achieving results requires focus, imagination and execution. I thank God my mother pushed me to keep practicing for as many times as I wanted to quit in high school. What I learned from gymnastics, I’ve been able to apply the same visualizations of success in my professional and personal life.

You have to visualize what you want to accomplish in order to execute.

Think about it, even successful athletes or entrepreneurs use visualizations to attain success.

Dreaming means ‘rehearsing’ what you see, playing it over and over in your mind until it becomes as real to you as your life right now. ~ Emmitt Smith

When I head to the beach, sometimes it takes me a number of times to ride down some big waves. Sometimes I fall and wipeout. But every time I do, I think about what I did wrong and what I could have done differently. I correct myself and visualize the exercise on how it should have been successfully completed. I do it over again. I apply the same technique to everything I do.
At the end of the day, you gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable? Why not feel like the best that ever did it? ~ Conor McGregor
The power of visualization reaffirms confidence and a pathway to success. The first step in any plan is to visualize. Let your imagination run its course and you will soon find your actions following suit.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. – Muhammed Ali

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