“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
One of the first things I learned when I started my journey in bowling was the importance of believing in yourself. Sure we hear that all the time, but it plays a big role in physical activity. Any Olympic athlete will tell you how much they visualize success. Michael Phelp said visualization is the most important process on his routine before a competition.
Most people fall into one of two categories when it comes to success. The first are those who are great at anticipating everything that could happen in any given situation. They prepare themselves for multiple scenarios. The second group has a clear vision of how they want things to play out and puts all of their energy into creating their desired outcome.
Some of simple steps to incorporate visualization into your daily routine according to Inc. are:
- Decide exactly what you want
- Choose an image
- Visualize daily
As you routinely and intentionally visualize a desired outcome, and step into the belief that it is possible, our brains increase the motivation to make it happen. We become more and more determined to do whatever it takes to achieve our goals.
See it. Say it. Sense it.