If You Build It..
If you ask an artist to draw something they will either look for a reference to model off or visualize it in their head before they begin.
If you want to move ahead in your career, you’d do well to look at it like an artist. It is said, nothing comes from nothing. That’s why it’s so important to give yourself something to strive for. Have a vision of your destination before you set out on your journey.
Visualize your future life
Picture yourself where you want to be in five years. Picture it in as much detail as you can. Where do you live? What do you do? What’s your income? What have you accomplished?
Don’t just take two seconds out of you day to think about it, picture it. Collect images if you need to. Really see yourself in that situation. It might sound silly, but this visual you create and refer to, can help you create that career you’re trying to build. Visualization is something they tell athletes to do all the time. That’s because an athlete is much more likely to cross that finish line if they’ve already seen themselves doing it first.
It’s the details that will keep get you motivated and help you stay the course. You don’t want to use vague ideas like, “I want to make more money in 5 years.” You want something much more tangible. Visualize what you will be wearing, the car you will be driving, the people you will be associating with in your new circumstances. Make it as real as you possibly can
If your visualizations are completely outside the realm of possibility then this whole exercise is a waste of time. If you’re not likely to be living in a mansion with your own personal butler in the next five years then that visualization is nothing more than a daydream.
You want your visualization to be realistic and genuinely within your grasp. That way it will inspire you to keep striving and motivate you to become the person you are so busy imagining you already are.