Visualising the Benefits of Motivation - dummies

Visualising the Benefits of Motivation

Part of Motivation For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Visualisation is about making use of all your senses: what you’re seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, and smelling. Visualising a situation heightens your motivation and allows your mind and body to experience your success before it actually happens. Here’s how you visualise:

  • See your success. Imagine you’re painting an image of what you want to achieve. Ensure you clearly see yourself in the picture, then add colour to brighten the picture and bring in action, as if you’re the lead actor in a movie.

  • Feel the benefits. Imagine your feelings as you achieve your goal. You can feel sensations in your body, positive inner thoughts, and strong emotions. Be aware where the feelings are in your body. Injecting positive feelings helps strengthen the visualisation further.

  • Hear the praise. Enhance and intensify your image further by hearing words of praise or even the sound of people clapping and cheering you. You feel yourself glowing with success from hearing what people are saying about you.