April 29th, 2011
If you want to make a quantum leap in any area of your life, beware of programs that teach you that ALL you need do is visualize your way to success.
Based upon my 30 years of study and experimentation in various forms of visualization, hypnosis, affirmations, meditation and more, I’d have to say that the majority of programs miss the most important elements governing whether you succeed or fail.
And one of these elements is how you use your memory.
Let me explain: Most people who visualize never go into their memory banks to retrieve their winning experiences. They never look at their victories. Instead, they attempt to visualize their future without any reference to the past. This is one of many self-help mistakes of epic proportions.
Why? Because you carry your memories with you everywhere you go. Positive and negative memories. And if you don’t consciously choose to recall your best memories, by default you’ll probably be reliving memories that aren’t your best. In fact, by default, you may be unconsciously ruminating on previous failures, mistakes and setbacks.
In sports we see examples of this all the time. Young boy goes up to the foul line not wanting to miss a free throw. And when he does he says, “I always miss them.”
In relationships, a man or woman goes out with someone and hopes that “this one” won’t be like the last one. No conscious thought is being given to “what you want” based upon good experiences from the past. Instead, your thought is directed toward avoiding what you don’t want – which means you’re reliving the past that you don’t like.
Now, in order to succeed, you do need to know where the mine fields are, where the mistakes are – and how to correct them. At the same time, if you want to rise above feelings of failure and inadequacy, you must know how to tap into the power of previous successes.
The other night I was working with a young baseball player who complained that every time he’s hit the ball in the past two weeks, it’s been a ground out. He was keeping track of and reliving all his grounders. At the same time, in doing this, he was refusing to acknowledge his home runs, triples, doubles and singles.
Yes, he was right to look at his grounders and figure out how to correct them. At the same time, he was equally wrong in failing to acknowledge the times in which he’s whacked the ball. More importantly, if he doesn’t begin to consciously think about and remember his best hits and learn other key elements to enhance these memories, he’s going to continue to ground out.
So I told the young man he needed to learn Theater of the Mind from me. At 6:30 the following evening I sat and guided him through one of my many versions of this mega-powerful visualization. I took him through his best practice, the day he hit seven home runs.
Upon completing this visualization we went to the ball field. And whad’ya know? He hit 10 home runs.
It was the best practice he’d ever had. Yet, a few days earlier he was not even hitting the ball well in practice, much less in games. He was hitting nothing but grounders.
At one point, as a car was driving by, the boy began visualizing hitting a home run that would hit a car. I know, not a pleasant thing to picture, but I didn’t know he’d done this until AFTER he hit a car and proclaimed, “I DID IT. I visualized hitting a car and it happened.”
Luckily, the ball only hit the tires – so no harm was done.
Anyway, I’m going to be putting together a Theater of the Mind set of CDs that will take you from A-Z in this method. I believe it’s the best method ever devised for getting the most out of yourself, effortlessly.
I’ve told people about it for years in my writings, but being guided through the experience is a whole different ball game. There are several master keys that everyone misses without a guide.
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