Using visualization as a planning tool
In today's episode, Mattias is sharing his thoughts about the method of visualization.
Firstly Mattias explains that he believes everyone visualizes every day - even if they don't even know they are. It is human to worry about what the future might hold and what other people think about you or your behaviors.
Unfortunately, this kind of subconscious visualization tends to be dominated by negative thoughts that can cause anxiety and other mental stress.
Mattias first heard about visualization about 20 years ago when reading about it in a book.
His curiosity about the topic made him find ways to be more positive, something that he actively needs to practice since he didn't learn much about a positive mindset in his childhood. Being an entrepreneur, he practices visualizing on a daily basis.
In his mind, he usually already plans for up to ten years ahead and envisions where he wants his company to be by then. Sometimes he might want to paint a more vivid picture of his future, though. These are the times when he opens up his mood board on the computer and keeps adding things to it. For him, visualizing the future is a work in progress.
Something Mattias doesn't like about the topic is when people misunderstand visualization as only placing nice pictures around them but forget to actually take action. Just by sitting in your room and looking at photos or mood boards, nothing significant will magically happen to you.
However, he does understand the positive, subconscious effect of exposing yourself to things you desire in the future. For him personally, visualizing is all about lifting his mood and mindset, and he looks at it as a tool to achieve exactly that.
💡 EPISODE TAKE AWAY
Just by sitting in your room and looking at photos or mood boards, nothing significant will magically happen to you. Visualizing is a great tool bus you mustn't forget to take action yourself.
What is your take on visualization?