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February 11, 2011 at 10:18 AM
I was lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl on Sunday. It was a great game between two historic franchises. But only one team could win. It was going to be the team that was prepared the most and who had already visualized the victory.
After Green Bay had won the game, it came out that on Saturday their head coach Mike McCready had the players get their Super Bowl Championship rings sized to fit their finger. Remember this was Saturday, the night before the game! Now a lot of people might have thought that this was arrogant, or he was going to “jinx” the victory. Not Coach McCready, he knew exactly what he was doing. He was so confident in his players and game plan, that he knew they were going to win. He decided to get the ring sizing done before the game. He was helping his team visualize the victory in their mind, which makes it real. The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and what you tell it.
From Napoleon Hill’s – Think and Grow Rich!
The subconscious mind takes any orders given it in a spirit of absolute FAITH, and acts upon those orders, although the orders often have to be presented over and over again, through repetition, before they are interpreted by the subconscious mind. Consider the possibility of playing a perfectly legitimate trick on your subconscious mind by making it believe, because you believe it, that you must have the amount of money you are visualizing, that this money is already awaiting your claim, that the subconscious mind MUST hand over to you practical plans for acquiring the money which is yours.
Hand over the thought suggested to your imagination and see what your imagination can, or will do, to create practical plans for the accumulation of money through transmutation of your desire.
When visualizing (with closed eyes) the money you intend to accumulate, see yourself rendering the service or delivering the merchandise you intend to give in return for this money. This is important.
Remember also that your subconscious mind will act ONLY upon instructions which are emotionalized and handed over to it with feeling. FAITH is the strongest and most productive of the emotions. If you follow the instructions outlined, your skepticism will soon be replaced by belief, and this in turn will soon become crystallized into ABSOLUTE FAITH. Then you will have arrived at the point where you may truly say – I am the master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my soul. We have the power to influence our own subconscious mind.”
From the End Notes of Think and Grow Rich “When visualizing, Hill understood the tremendous power of visualization long before it became a staple of modern sports and motivational courses. Jack Nicklaus, who is generally regarded as the greatest golfer in the history of the sport, has often said he never strikes a golf ball until he has an idea picture, in his mind’s eye, of the ball struck perfectly by his club, flying through the air, and landing precisely where he intends it to land. The visualization technique seems to have worked.“
Referring to the ring sizing – “It gave us a subtle confidence,” said middle linebacker Desmond Bishop, whose fumble recovery on the first play of the fourth quarter was one of the game’s pivotal moments. “It let us know that we’re right there on the cusp of going down in history, and it made us want it so badly.”
McCarthy might have been crucified for his motivational ploy had the Steelers won the game, but the fifth-year coach wasn’t sweating it. “See, I don’t really think about those things,” he insisted. “I just care about what’s best for the team, and I really believed what I’d told them: That Super Bowl XLV was our time, that given the path we’d taken to get here we could handle anything Pittsburgh would throw at us. They’re a great, championship football team. But this is our time.”
We can use these same visualization techniques in our own businesses and personal lives to achieve our goals. You can visualize giving the perfect sale presentation down to every detail. Then visualize the buyer and seller signing the purchase and sale contract for that million dollar house. Then visualize the check you will receive and what you purchase with that money. I highly recommend that you read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Let me know some of the ways you have used visualization in your own life.