Includes Excerpt from fitness coach, Joy Jones
Here’s what a I challenge you to do: if you have goal to reach you, first, make sure its realistic. Then you begin to form in your mind what you are doing, what you are wearing, how you are living, who you are spending your time with, what you are saying, what are you eating, etc.
Creative Visualization is distinguished from normal daydreaming in that Creative Visualization is done in the first person and the present tense – as if the visualized scene were unfolding all around you; whereas normal daydreaming is done in the third person and the future tense. Using affirmations that begin with “I am so happy and grateful now that…” is an excellent way to begin programming your subconscious mind to move towards your goal.
Visualize to Actualize
Remember, all things are created twice – first in the imagination and then second in the physical world. Study this excerpt from Napoleon Hill’s famous book, Think & Grow Rich:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
- Create an affirmation statement and visualize yourself with your goal achieved • Put your affirmation statement in places you’ll see it often like your bathroom mirror, car and desk. Put it on a card and keep it in your pocket at all times
- Spend some time in Prayer, seeking strength and insight from God.-our bodies are the only vehicle we have to fulfill our purpose in this life. We only have 1,
- Create a Vision Board – cut out pictures of your goal (i.e., fit bodies, athletes, etc.) and make a collage that you can view often. Get emotionally involved when you look at it.
There are no can’ts in this scenario. You rise above the failures of your past, and create a new future. With His strength, you can do anything.