Ok, you’re skeptical. I sound like a weed smoking, hippy dippy, new agey, psuedo-science radical loony. I know.
Do you know what visualization is?
Elite athletes use it all the time. They visualize the event that they want to happen.
Ryan Lochte would envision winning the perfect race. He envisions the walk up music, who’s next to him, the start, the stroke he’s using. He even smiles and laughs as he talks about “taking off like a rocket.” He finishes the race and he has “shattered the world record.” He even feels the yeaaaaaah as his muscles bulge and he screams his victory scream in front of his family.
Steph Curry talks about visualization. “You kind of get lost in the day-to-day grind…but this is about not losing vision and not losing sight of what you want to accomplish.”
Michael Phelps visualized his world record. “Once you can put yourself in a relaxed state, then it’s like watching a movie…the visualization has to be very vivid. It has to be rehearsed many, many times….The brain cannot distinguish between something that is really vividly visualized and something that is real. So by the time Michael has stepped up on the block to swim that race, he has swum that race thousands of times. So all he has to do is shut everything down and it goes on autopilot.”
What these athletes do is they put themselves in the experience of what they want. The felt experience is the key to creating the reality that you want.
And then they let go and flow.
They make what they want so familiar to their mind, body, and spirit, that it’s simply a matter of time. Of course they do what they need to do. But that comes step by step. And the more we are in alignment, the more easy and joyous that action is. When you’re not plagued by doubts and second-guessings and fear, you can just be and allow life to unfold to bring you to exactly where you want to be.
Every great person understands that their mind is the only thing keeping them from what they want. Listen to David Goggins.