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New Tipsby: Neil Eskelin, Source Unknown

Do your believe our imagination has much to do with success?

Arnold Schwarzenegger won the title of Mr. Universe seven times. But he didn’t keep his title by only pumping iron. As part of his workout routine, he would frequently go into the corner of the gym and visualize himself winning the title again.

Jack Nicklaus, the great professional golfer, explained his imaging technique. He said “First I ‘see’ the ball where I want it to finish – nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I ‘see’ the ball going there; its path, trajectory and shape, even its behavior on the landing. Then,” says Nicklaus, “there’s sort of a fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality.”

I recall hearing the story of a prisoner of war who spent his years of solitary confinement playing golf – on the course of his mind. When he was released and returned to California, one of his first desires was to head for the nearest golfingfacility. He was totally shocked at how his game had improved. Without question, his imagination had greatly enhanced his physical skills.

If you wish to win, or succeed then start the practice of  “seeing” yourself winning. You might be wondering how this can be done. Let me tell you what I do. I am a facilitator. I make appointments with  company leaders and seek an opportunity to present training programmers. To win an assignment I must get into the door of the company. I must be able to  secure the time of the decision makers to make a presentation. Days before I call a company for an appointment I begin the process of visualizing the response I want from the company’s leaders.

I visualize the response I would like to have. Then I visualize myself making the presentation. I would have also visualized how I am going to greet the leaders. I finally visualize my departure from the company. There are times when having won an assignment I ask for the opportunity to see the room where I will deliver the image and visualize the delivery, the response and the reaction to the programme. The reason is simple. I create the outcome long before the presentation. Imaging a powerful approach to success!

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