Nothing feels more satisfying than meeting a big goal. All the work, time, and energy it takes to meet a goal makes the joy of finally achieving it even greater. One of the hardest parts of meeting a goal is figuring out how to get yourself there. Struggling to imagine how to get started and how to work towards meeting a big goal can feel really overwhelming, but visualization can help manifest a reality you seek.
Visualization allows you to build a big picture of what you really want in life.
Using visualization to manifest the reality you seek works best when you begin with the end in mind. This involves beginning your visualization with imagining the moment you actually achieve your big goal.
Once you have the end picture in your mind, you can begin adding additional details to create a more concrete image of yourself getting to your goal. Think of visualization as a big, blank drawing tablet. You can change the details to suit what you want to do. If you decide you want to change your path, you can imagine a different route to take.
Visualization gives you a safe space to dream big.
Since visualization happens completely in your mind, it’s a safe space to really dream big. You control your creativity, your ideas, and your visualization experience. Nobody else can see your visualization; it is your private workspace to begin building the reality you want.
This means you can imagine yourself meeting all kinds of goals, big and small, without any judgement or criticism. Take advantage of this opportunity to really picture what you want it to look like when you finally meet your goal.
According to VeryWell Mind, sharing ideas and dreams with other people can be cathartic, but it can also be discouraging in some instances. Sometimes people aren’t as creative as you are and may not agree with the way you picture something working. Visualization gives you a private way to explore your ideas and interests so you can work toward manifesting the reality you really want.
When you’re ready to start taking action towards working on your goals, you can bring those visualizations into reality. Until then, you can keep it a private practice where you can prepare yourself for the task at hand.
Visualization gives you a chance to be creative and explore different possibilities for your future.
Think of visualization practice as a big playground for developing your future. You can experiment with all sorts of different possibilities and ideas without actually having to dive straight into them. Rather than jumping into a risky situation, you can use your imagination to visualize what a certain pathway might be like if you decide to take it.
If you visualize something and don’t like the way it turns out, you can always change details to manifest the reality you really want. As you develop a clear picture of the reality you seek, you can continue using visualization to solidify it and prepare a plan of action.
The creative aspect of visualization gives you a chance to explore lots of different possibilities without having to immediately jump into something that could be risky.
VeryWell Mind describes the importance of expressing creativity when thinking about different possibilities for the future. Since visualization incorporates a lot of creativity, it’s a great way to plan your future, examine different pathways, and make changes before taking physical action on your plans.
Visualization is a healthy way to explore many different opportunities for yourself in a safe environment.