Successful Results through Visualization!
people have made use of the power of visualization to help them perform at their
peak. This technique is favorably applied in the area of competitive sports
where it is known as 'mental rehearsal'.
Here's an example illustrating the application of the technique and power of
For many years, the Russians had always won and dominated the gymnastics event
in the Olympic Games. The Americans trained just as hard and could not
understand how the Russians were always able to perform at levels near
It was only much later that the Americans discovered that the Russians employed
sports psychologists who contributed by designing mental training techniques as
part of their regime.
The Russians' used a secret technique of spending a few hours a day visualizing
themselves doing the perfect jumps, twists and landings. This technique largely
contributed to them to displaying performances that were always near perfection!
Today, all top athletes use the power of visualization to perform at their peak.
Another famous example, professional golf player Tiger Woods also talks about
how he visualizes himself hitting the perfect ball and watching it land, even
before he actually swings his club.
Mental vs. Physical Training
There was an experiment done comparing mental training with actual physical
training. A group of men were divided randomly into three basketball teams. They
were asked to shoot from the free throw line and their scores were recorded. For
the next three weeks, each team went through a different training routine.
The first team physically trained for four hours. The second team did not shoot
any hoops physically but imagined themselves shooting perfect shots for two
hours a day. The third team was the control group so they were asked not to
train at all.
After three weeks, the 3 different teams were retested and their scores
recorded. The first team that trained physically scored an average improvement
The second team that trained mentally also scored an average improvement of 30%.
The third team showed no signs of improvement at all.
This experiment showed that mental training is amazingly as effective as actual
physical practice. And if you were to combine both aspects, there could be
astonishing improvements in results.
Visualization is a useful and powerful technique anyone could benefit from. Now
that you are aware of this technique, use and learn it. It will definitely give
you a competitive edge. Through proper study and application of this technique,
we will be able to bring about greater changes and results in all aspects of our
About the Author:
Adam Khoo is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and a self-made millionaire by
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MA Licensed Psychologist Ph.D.
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist
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