As human beings, we have an innate need to succeed. Its in our bloodline. All of our ancestors were, in one way or another, people who achieved success. Now, the definition of success, in human terms, is purely subjective. However, in natural terms, success is purely and simply objective success is continuing to live.
That is why each of us has the desire to improve. We may want to improve our finances or we may want to improve or relationships. We may even want to be better overall people. Yet, no matter the desire, creative visualization is one of the best ways to improve, succeed and make your desires come true.
This happens because the process of creative visualization fosters the growth of positive behaviors through the elimination of negative behaviors. For many of us, it is these negative behaviors that are holding us back. Oftentimes, these habits have become so ingrained that we hardly even notice they are at work.
For example, many people suffer from procrastination. They know what needs to be done. They know when it needs to be done. They may even know how much work needs to be done each day in order to meet that deadline in an efficient manner. Yet, time and time again, they back themselves into a corner and have to rush to finish a task, often completing the job in a less than optimal manner after the deadline has passed. So, whats really at work here?
Using creative visualization to fully see the process, we can slow down the action and take a look at it from all the angles. For someone who suffers from procrastination, creative visualization often reveals a startling realization. Procrastination is simply a symptom of a deeper, more ingrained, less noticeable behavior. Many people procrastinate because they are actually afraid of succeeding. Success means that they are complete people and that is something a lot of procrastinators are not prepared to accept. So, instead of successfully completing a job on time, they delay. This delay serves to sabotage the chances of success.
Less chance of success means less chance of having to accept the good feelings that come with that success. In this way, the hidden behavior, fear of success, achieves its goals by deflecting attention onto the symptom and, as we all know, a symptom can only be treated. You have to get at the cause of the symptom in order to be completely cured. If you dont the symptom will reoccur, no matter how effective the treatment in the short term.
Creative visualization can help you look at your life and your behaviors with this sort of gimlet lens. You will be able to see where you are holding yourself back, why you are holding yourself back and what you can do to change these behaviors. Once you change the problematic behavior, the effect is incredible. You find yourself at a new level of achievement, meeting and exceeding your goals with ease. Does this mean that creative visualization is important to you? You already know the answer to that particular question, dont you?
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