A Study on Creative Visualization in Sports
In one of the most well-known studies on
Creative Visualization in sports, Russian scientists compared four
groups of Olympic athletes in terms of their training schedules:
Group 1 = 100% physical training;
Group 2 - 75% physical training with
25% mental training;
Group 3 - 50% physical training with
50% mental training;
Group 4 - 25% physical training with
75% mental training.
Group 4, with 75% of their time devoted to
mental training, performed the best.
Karate of Okinawa: Building Warrior
Spirit, R. Scaglione, W. Cummins
Imagination and Creative Visualization
Imagination is your ability to
create an idea, a mental picture, or a
feeling sense of something
Creative visualization is using
your imagination to create a clear image, idea or feeling sense of
NLP Technology of Achievement
Success: 5 Steps
Set your brain on the path
toward achieving your goal so that it's working on it all day long
traveling the actual path will then become much easier
Vividly imagine that you have already
achieved your goal, then walk back and examine the
pathway toward your goal...
Visualize Your Goals:
To trigger your imagination, write out a clear
description of your ideal end result or goal. Be clear about the
goal, be flexible about the process. Think about it,
visualize it as realized over and over. Project your mind
forward to the picture of the realized goal and then look back to
Why Creative Visualization?
helps you use your
natural creative imagination in a more conscious way to create a clear
image, idea or feeling sense of what you really want and to achieve your
goal by focusing constantly on it and giving it your positive energy until
it becomes objective reality.
Take a few minutes right now to achieve your
goals in your mind. Imagine a life that is exactly as you want it. What
would you do each day? With whom would you do it? Nothing is too crazy or
ambitious. A few seconds is all it takes to put you in a state of excitement
and enthusiasm. If you can see your goal in your mind, you can make it a
reality. Visualization is the first step to bringing a dream to life.
you can see yourself happy, successful, healthy and loving life, you can
make it happen. The first step is to visualize it.4
5 Rules of
Start with visualizing clearly your future
success and model the feelings you'll experience when you achieve it...
12 Simple Ways To
Supercharge Your Brain
Greeks mastered the principle of imagination and
association to memorize everything. This technique requires one to
develop a vivid and colorful imagination that can be linked to a known
object. If you
involve all your senses
– touching, feeling, smelling, hearing and seeing in the imagination
process, you can remember greater details of the event....
How To Realize
Your Dreams: 4 Principles
In the original
Chicken Soup for the Soul,
Jack Canfield tells the story of Monty, who was the son of an itinerant
horse trainer of little means. During his senior year he was assigned a
writing project to describe what he wanted to be when he grew up.
seven-page essay minutely detailed the 200-acre ranch he wanted to own.
It included a diagram of the ranch and a detailed floor plan of his
4,000 square foot home...
Your intention determines how successfully
creative visualization will work for you in any given situation. Your
intention is a
combination of three
Desire. You must have a true desire to have or create that
which you have chosen to visualize.
Belief. The more you believe in your chosen goal and the
possibility of attaining it, the more certain you will be to do so.
Acceptance. You must be willing to accept and have that
which you are seeking.
The clearer and stronger your intention, the
more quickly and easily your creative visualization will work.
The Power of Positive Beliefs
What you create through your thoughts is a
belief system, and that belief system is ultimately what determines whether you
live a successful life. The key to changing your
system is changing
successful man is
"constantly picturing to himself the success of his undertakings and he is
backing up his vision by his efforts. By clinging to his vision, by vigorous
resolution and persistent, determined endeavor he is continually making
himself a powerful magnet to draw his own to him. Consciously or
unconsciously, he is using the divine intelligence or force by the use of
which every human being may mold himself and his environment according to
the pattern in his mind."3