Visualization for Entrepreneurs Has Merit
Having just completed a book entitled Rethinking the Work Ethic: Embrace the Struggle and Exceed Your Own Potential it’s been on my mind that our inner game is what guides us closer to or further away from the goals and aspirations that are important to us. There are strategies and methods to do this well, including goal setting, meditation (I refer to this as having “quiet time” each day), and visualization. And know that using visualization for entrepreneurs is nothing new.
What I mean by this is that if you cannot visualize a situation working out as you had planned and your goals coming to fruition, how can you possibly expect it to turn out well and in your favor? Right now, close your eyes and envision what you want. This could be a conversation with another person, a project you are working on, or a material possession you covet. Now play it out in your mind’s eye and see what comes up for you. Do this until what you see is exactly the scenario you desire as your intention. Bring in color and details and sound to make it more real. You are forming mental images that will enable you to move closer to the result you truly want.
Rory Vaden has an excellent post on using visualization for achievement where he writes:
When we have a crystal clear picture of what we want in life, and we spend a lot of time thinking about it, then there is naturally a strong connection to how doing the short term sacrifices we’re asking ourselves to make today forward us toward that future.
It thereby creates a context for action to take place and our discipline engages almost automatically. That then inspires and empowers us to do the hard work necessary that it will take to achieve that vision. It gives us a “reason” to set specific targets and goals, layout a plan, and then execute the actions that will make the vision a reality.
On the surface we might then think that the reason we didn’t hit our targets was because we didn’t take the right actions – which would be true. But a part of the underlying reason why is because we never had the compelling vision to inspire us to take the necessary actions.
Think about your goals and how you can better visualize them for more productive results. What are your thoughts on this topic? Have you been exposed to the concept of visualization for entrepreneurs?
I’m author and online marketing strategist Connie Ragen Green. I work with entrepreneurs to create multiple streams of online income and would love to connect with you. Pick up my Online Entrepreneur’s Blueprint and get started right away.