Doing this can change your life…
Are you a believer in the power of visualization?
I am! And I’m in some pretty illustrious company.
None other than “The Greatest” himself, Muhammad Ali, said, “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”
Most of us have more humble goals than he did, right? So that idea – of forming a picture in your mind, of seeing yourself achieving a goal – well, it can be super-effective in all kinds of pursuits.
And it’s not just new-age mumbo-jumbo. There’s actual scientific research that shows it can help us reach anything we desire – financial freedom, recover from illness, lower stress, and improve relationships.
Studies have found brain activity from thinking about activities resembles what happens when people actually do those activities.
So, it’s not just a matter of clicking your heels together, closing your eyes and saying “I want that” three times. We still have to take action for what we want, and live as if we already have it.
When the thoughts we have align with our actions, then we’re truly super-charged.
The best performers and athletes know this trick. They Imagine a situation as fully as possible in advance, using all their senses.
What will it feel like when they take the stage, run across the finish line or be in their best shape for example?
What will the conditions look like, the air smell like, who will be there, is the crowd cheering or music playing?
Some people find that writing it down with pen and paper helps, too.
I ask my athletes and nutrition clients to write down their affirmations and goals in present tense and give thanks as if they have already happened. I ask them to have reminders all around them and say them aloud several times a day.
I like saying simple affirmations – a statement that begins with “I” that’s followed by something I am choosing to manifest.
For example, I have a list of affirmations I chose from every day that I say out loud.
I say, “I am so grateful and thankful for my thriving successful body and unlimited energy.” Or, “I am clear minded, vibrant and healthy,” “I am ready to have my best race,” and “Full Circle Coaching is helping athletes globally achieve their dreams.”
These kinds of visualizations/imaginations will begin to affect your behavior if they’re rich enough and you tap into how you will actually feel as if it has already happened, taste it, smell it, see it, hear it, know it and be grateful for it.
The mind-body connection is mysterious and powerful. Start putting it to work!
If you need some help “seeing” your triathlon, health and wellness goals and bringing them alive, let me know.
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.