We cannot consciously create anything until we have first visualised it in our mind
Einstein believed that, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Creating a vision is a sine qua to creating a project and realising a dream.
Great sport coaches train athletes to visualise performing at their best before they go out and play. And it works.
Visualizing is a mental training exercise whereby our brain starts to figure out the path upon which to embark.
In our daily life, we can visualize any attitude we want to consciously have in a given situation, and then experience how it makes us feel. We can recall any other rewarding attitude we bore in past situations where we felt confident and at ease, and transfer such an attitude to a more difficult, present situation.
Equally great is identifying our reasons for our actions: “Why I am doing what I do?” Understanding our underlying reasons boosts our underlying passions and motivations.
We can also visualize the consequences of our actions: the best and the worst scenarios.
In a worst-case scenario, we will find that we rarely have anything to lose.
In the best-case scenario, we will feel the satisfaction of having brought about our best, whatever be the result: we are free to choose our actions, not their results.