The Role of Visualization and Imagination in Success
The most powerful of the mental faculties (at least in my opinion) would be the imagination. All incredible inventions, structures, or works of art started with a little imagination. All the material possessions we have now are initially part of the blueprint of the inventor’s mind. The mind created them before they became realities in this world.
A person with a highly developed imagination has a higher sense of awareness. They know that as long as they hold the image of their success in their minds and they already claimed it, they will surely succeed. They know that imagination and visualization is part of the creative process that brings forth whatever it is that they have imagined or visualized (Byrne, R. 2006).
Albert Einstein puts it this way, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” What you visualize often (and remember your subconscious accepts it whether it is good or bad), you get in the future. Read stories of successful people. They will all tell you the same thing: that they imagined the life wanted and they are now living that life.
Those with Highly-Developed Imagination Have a Higher Sense of Awareness
Have you heard about how athletes have developed this mental faculty in preparing for a sports event? They used mental imagery to train their muscles exactly how they would like it to perform during the competition. An athlete imagining fear, missing a shot, or getting a sprain harms his concentration and the outcome of his performance (Hill, M. n.d.). Practicing physically helps, but mental imagery and placing themselves in a state where they have already won the sports competition always guarantee the perfect performance.
Imagination and the Law of Attraction
One of the natural universal laws is the Law of Attraction. According to this law, everything that’s coming into your life, you are attracting to yourself through your thoughts (Proctor, B. 2006). Thoughts become things. What you are visualizing most of the time becomes part of your subconscious. The subconscious brings it to fruition regardless of whether the image is good or bad.
The law of attraction is obedient. When you focus on things that you don’t want, your thoughts send out a frequency in the universe. This brings about what you don’t want, all the time (Byrne, R. 2006). To achieve what you want then, you simply have to change your thought frequency. Change the mental image you have in your head and feel a good feeling as if you have already achieved it.
Think hard of all the things that you have right now. Reflect. Everything that you have now had started as an image in your head. You created in your mind first your job, partner, friends, material possessions, happy or unhappy experiences and things you are complaining about now! You have complete control over it; it’s not there by default!
God Wants Us to Use Our Imagination
God has blessed us with this wonderful mental faculty of imagination. Whenever I read this verse, I remember how God created us in His likeness. In a sense, like Him, we can create things through our thoughts. “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Unlike the animals roaming the earth, only the human being is gifted with the power to create things through his thoughts. This is why we are considered superior to animals.
Neville Goddard shares, “Because creation is finished, it already exists.” Because the image is already in your mind, consider it done. But because of the Laws of Time, not everything we think about all the time manifests right away. Time can be used to your advantage. It gives you an opportunity to alter an otherwise negative thought (Byrne, R.2006).
Always Imagine Success and Happiness
Visualize the happy ending. Paint an accurate picture of what you would like to achieve. When you visualize some goal you want to achieve, your whole body moves into the vibration of the goal (Rich, S. 2010).
The Bible says, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things were created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16) Notice the word ‘him’. ‘Him’ (with a capital H) refers to God, whereas ‘him’ (with a small h) refers to man. The verse then refers to the ability of man to create things in heaven (the mind) and on earth (the physical world); they ‘were created through him and for him.’ This reflects man’s creative power through the use of his mental faculties of imagination.
When you want to achieve success in life then, all it requires is for you to constantly shift or direct your thoughts to your goal. Hold that image of success and happiness in your mind. Feel it as if you already have it. Inspiration will come to you and you will attract people, resources and events that will bring you closer to your goal.