Hello dear reader(s)!
I have an exercise for you. After this short paragraph, I want you to close your eyes and try to visualize the scenario I ask you to imagine. Ready? Okay, I want you to try to imagine that I am not a talented, sexy, intelligent, witty, generous, amazing person. Go ahead, take a few minutes to try.
Wasn’t easy, was it?
This is because of the first law of visualization known as the Law of Potential. What this means is that your mind will only allow you to visualize something that could actually happen. By attempting to see me as a loser, the truth in your mind automatically blocks that out because it knows that is too unrealistic.
Now try the same scenario only instead of imagining me, imagine Ted Cruz.
Much easier, right?
Even though Ted Cruz is a successful political figure, your mind is able to recognize how much of a loser he is underneath his career, and so it is possible to see his most loser-like potential.
Now for yourself, unless you are like Ted Cruz, you can likely visualize yourself at your best potential. And by visualizing yourself at your best potential, you can actually change your life. Unfortunately, visualizing yourself at your best potential likely won’t help you to reach that potential, but if you are going to change your life with visualizing, you might as well enjoy the ride.
Here are just a few ways that visualizing can change your life.
- Your career. You are in a job interview. Your interviewer asks you what accomplishments in your previous position are relative for the position for which you are applying. You visualize your last job, a repetitive series of tasks that would have already been outsourced to robots if it weren’t for the fact that your base salary is still a lot cheaper than buying and maintaining a robot. You visualize the day you quit, flipping off your boss as you stormed out in the middle of your shift. You try to visualize something you accomplished related to the position for which you are applying, and after a lot of searching, you come up with what you think is a gold mine: “When I was going through the motions of my job at that fucking place, just by doing the basic requirements I was making a lot of money for people who probably had less real impact on the company’s performance despite their salary being over 1,000 times what mine was.”
And as you finally go to open your mouth the interviewer moves on to the next question, believing you obviously have never accomplished anything. You don’t get hired. You have changed your life by visualizing! It’s just that easy!
- Your relationships. You and your significant other have been having problems lately. The stresses of work and family are taking their toll in the romance department and your sex lives are becoming increasingly stale. You start to worry that your significant other is going to either leave you, or cheat on you. Never fear! Visualization can save the day! You visualize that your significant other is someone more attractive to you than your partner in their current state the next time you want to get romantic. Pick a celebrity. Maybe an Emily Axford, or Riki Lindome. Or whatever floats your boat. (Not literally, don’t visualize your partner is buoyancy.) Maybe your significant other, with their new celebrity face is still too vanilla and your are worried that sexual incompatibility will ruin any chance you may have had to repair your flagging relationship. Once again, visualization can come to the rescue. Simply visualize the dirty things you wish they would do, while you’re having your boring, missionary only, no oral, no eye-contact sex. Soon those visualizations will take hold and you’ll be screaming out the dirty things you want that celebrity to do to you. And your partner will notice. And freak the fuck out. And that partner will most-likely leave you.
Once again, visualization has changed your life! You visualized your significant other might cheat or leave, and thanks to your visualizations to try to stop that from happening, they have! Isn’t this technique miraculous?
- Your mental health. Think back to a time in your life where you were so down, you were on the verge of an actual depression. Let’s say it was related to your financial situation. You had a lot of debt, bad credit, and were unable to pay even the most basic expenses. Maybe it actually led you into a depression that only improved when your situation finally turned around, or with therapy. How could this have been avoided? Well, you guessed it…visualization! Instead of obsessively worrying over your bills, and whether or not you can buy groceries and keep your utilities on…you could have simply visualized having more than enough money to cover everything. You could visualize all the money you could desire. And as you are visualizing, the final notices come in before they take everything from you and you are out on the street. Now you have no bills to worry about.
Visualization has changed your life!
- Your physical health. Working out is hard. That is why they call it “working out”. You see, because it is work. Hence the “working.” Because if it were easy, it would be called “playing out”, although that is actually a term already. But what if you could change yourself by visualizing? You can! Here is what I want you to do. Rather than go for walks or runs, rather than going to a gym, rather than lifting weights at home, rather than aerobics or CrossFit…just sit back on the couch with McDonald’s each meal for the next 21 days (because it takes 21 days to form a habit, except for coke, which happens as soon and for as long as you can afford it or so I am told by people constantly wiping their noses), and imagine that you are in peak physical condition.
I guarantee your physical health will have changed if that is all you do for 21 days! Visualization has changed your life!
If you would like to learn more about visualization, just make something up, and picture it in your mind. Because that’s what visualization is.