There are four parts of visualization that you can learn and practice to assure that you use this incredible power to its best advantage all the days of your life.
The first aspect of visualization is frequency. Frequency refers to the number of times that you visualize a particular goal as achieved, or yourself performing in an excellent way in a particular event or circumstance. The more frequently you repeat a clear mental picture of your very best performance or result, the more rapidly it will be accepted by your subconscious mind and the more readily it will appear as part of your reality.
The second element of visualization is the duration of the mental image. Duration refers to the length of time that you can hold the picture in your mind each time you replay it. When you deeply relax, you can often hold a mental picture of yourself performing at your best for several seconds, and even several minutes. The longer you can hold your mental picture, the more deeply it will be impressed into your subconscious mind, and the more rapidly it will express itself in your subsequent performance.
The third element of visualization is vividness. There is a direct relationship between how clearly you can see your desired goal or result in your mind, and how quickly it comes into your reality. This element of visualization is what explains the powers of the Law of Attraction and the Law of Correspondence. The vividness of your desire directly determines how quickly it materializes in the world around you.
Here is an interesting point. When you set a new goal for yourself, your image or picture of this goal will usually be vague and fuzzy. You may have no idea at all what the successful goal will look like. But the more often you write it, review it and repeat it mentally, the clearer it becomes for you. At a certain point, it will become crystal clear. At that point, the goal will suddenly appear in your world, exactly as you imagined it.
The fourth element of visualization is intensity. The intensity of a visualization refers to the amount of emotion that you attach toyour visual image. In reality, this is the most important and powerful part of the visualization process. Sometimes, if your emotion is intense enough and your visual image is clear enough, your goal will immediately come true.
Nature Is Neutral
Of course, the elements of frequency, duration, vividness and intensity can help you or hurt you. Nature is neutral. The power of visualization is neutral as well. It is like a two edged sword. It can cut in either direction. It can either make you a success or make you a failure. Visualization brings you whatever you vividly and intensely imagine, whether good or bad.
For example, “worry” is a form of negative goal setting. It is the process of thinking about, imagining and visualizing, combined with feelings of fear and anxiety, exactly those things that you don’t want to happen. But because visualization is neutral, when you worry, you are using this power in a negative way, exactly those things that you don’t want will be attracted into your life. In the book of Job, he says, “That which I greatly feared has come upon me.” This refers to theunhappy consequences of negative visualization. You must be very careful how you used this visualizing power.