Through the ages, many people have said that if you visualize something, it will eventually come true. This principle has been most commonly applied to wealth where people believe that if you visualize yourself rich, you will eventually become rich (e.g. Think and Grow Rich, The Science of Getting Rich).
There was an article in the Wall Street Journal called Can You Get Rich by Visualizing Yourself Rich? by Robert Frank that explained what happens when you visualize something. He discussed the ideas that go with visualization. Robert wrote about Sara Blakely, the billionaire founder of Spanx, because she is a proponent of visualization. Sara said, “I believe you can take mental snapshots of your future and what success looks like to you. If you mentally see yourself in a scenario, you’ll start to make decisions in your life that get you there.” In addition to talking about the proponents of visualization and how to visualize, Robert mentioned that many critics say visualization is just a flight from realism.
What Should You Visualize?
I believe that if you visualize success, you are far more likely to be successful if you couple that vision with action. Without a vision success is very difficult. Leaders need to create a vision for their companies to be successful. A vision is important because it causes you to stretch. As a leader, the following three things will lead to your success. [Read more…] about If You Visualize It Will It Happen?