Using Positive Experiencing & Visualization to Become Your Ideal Self
By Paula Fellingham
Your mind is your most valuable tool in life, so start using those visualization skills – your life is about to change! Read more at theWINonline.com!
I Practice in My Head
Alex Morrison, a world-famous golf instructor, actually worked out a system of mental practice and visualization. It enables the golfer to improve his score by sitting in an easy chair, and practicing mentally. Morrison said, “The mental side of golf represents 90% of the game. The physical side 8%, and the mechanical side 2%. Morrison told how he taught Lew Lehr to break 90 for the first time, with no actual practice whatsoever. The golf instructor explained that “you simply need to have a clear, detailed mental picture of the correct process. You must ‘see in your mind’ where you want the ball to go, and have the confidence to know that it is going to do what you want. Then, in your actual golf game, your subconscious mind takes over and directs your muscles correctly. If your grip is wrong, or your stance isn’t in the best form, your subconscious will take care of that by directing your muscles to do whatever is necessary to compensate for the error in form.”
Every Accomplishment Created First in Imagination
Dr. Maltz explained that successful men and women have, since the beginning of time, used ‘mental pictures’ and ‘rehearsal practice’ to achieve success.
- Napoleon, for example, ‘practiced’ soldiering in his imagination for many years before he ever went out onto an actual battlefield.
- General Norman Schwarzkopf, in an interview after the victory in the Persian Gulf War, described how he played out his battle plans in his mind before committing troops to combat.
- Gymnastics champion Mary Lou Retton has described how she rehearsed every routine in her mind, visualizing every step, every leap and turn, every hand placement before putting her body through an actual performance.
- Conrad Hilton imagined himself operating a hotel long before he ever bought one.
- Henry Kaiser said that each of his business accomplishments was realized in his imagination before it appeared in actuality.
- Juliet McComas, concert pianist, said, “If I visualize the keyboard, I can practice in an airport or at my kitchen table. It’s just as useful as actual practice.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, movie star, and Governor of California, maintains, “As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can. I visualized myself being there already, having achieved the goal already.”