Why is visualisation so important?
Well Seeing really is Believing, and where visualisation is concerned it's as simple as a, b, c.
- It is proven to be an effective way of helping you take a first step towards your goal.
- Subconsciously it activates the brain to concentrate on the task at hand.
- It motivates you to take the positive actions needed to achieve your objective.
Even when we begin with the best of intentions and determination to complete a project, life has a habit of getting in the way, circumstances change or plans prove more difficult than anticipated. Having a visual image can definitely boost motivation, even when setbacks are experienced!
Research has shown that colour can have an effect on our subconscious mind. Individual reactions differ from person to person, but have you ever thought about how colour can sometimes have a motivational influence on you.
You probably already know which colours make you feel energised!
Visualisation is a well-developed method, backed up by substantial scientific evidence. It is used regularly by people from all walks of life, who not only want to pursue a goal, but who also want to increase their chances of attaining it.
Difficult projects and aims will always become easier to achieve by visualisation of the outcome and the practical steps which need to be taken on the path to that outcome. Colour helps visualise your progress.
Another important aspect of goal achievement is the 'Power of the Pen'.
Simply thinking about your goals without writing them down, is a surefire way of putting obstacles in the way of achieving them!!!
To make sure there are no unnecessary obstacles in your way, do the following:-
- Write your aim somewhere you can regularly see it (Words establish Meaning)
- Make a plan and stick to it (Meaning spawns Action)
- Chart your progress (Action generates Results)
The 'My Tracker Tree' enables you to do all of the above.
The Scientific Evidence
At the Dominican University in San Rafael, California, a Professor of Psychology, Dr. Gail Matthews famously studied the scientific evidence behind the effects of goal setting. During the study she found that those who regularly wrote down their goals were more than 40% likelier to transform those goals into reality.
The explanation for this startling finding relates to how our brains function. Our brain has two hemispheres, the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere. The 'imaginative' right hemisphere and the 'literal' left hemisphere are connected by neural fibres which carry electrical signals from one to the other.
The significance of this is that if you just think about a goal you’re only using the right hemisphere of your brain. The left plays a totally passive role.
But, if you think about that goal and then write it down or visualise it you also tap into your left hemisphere with its 'literal', 'logical' powers. The two combined send a trigger to your whole body that you are determined to achieve your aim, and nothing is going to stand in your way!
Whether your goal involves losing weight, quitting smoking, boosting your physical fitness or simply improving your self-confidence, you need to create a realistic action plan! Without this, the goal is more likely to remain just a wish!
Those using a visual aid approach are more able to keep focused on their desire and have a significantly higher chance of accomplishing their goal.
'My Tracker Tree' is the perfect visual aid for goal setting and getting results!
Click HERE to see an example of how your 'My Tracker Tree' might be used.