Increase Your Intention Through Visualization

In a recent newsletter we talked about making commitments in order to raise the level of intention and reach our goals. Another way of increasing intention is visualization. If you doubt the power of visualization to do this, then go to a car lot and stare at your dream car. It will not take long before a sales person comes out and asks, “Can you see yourself driving this car?”

Now tell him “No,” even though you want the car! Most likely the salesperson will simply go back inside without further conversation. Why? Because he knows that if you can’t SEE yourself driving the automobile, then you don’t have a very high intention toward purchasing it. If only one bank tells you that your finances don’t qualify you for a loan, then you will most likely give up and go home.

Now, respond to another salesperson with a positive “Yes, but I can’t afford it.” He will become animated and say, “Let’s get in the car for a test drive.”

Why? Because he knows that affording the automobile is a mechanism. How many mechanisms are there for any intention? There are an infinite number. The car salesman is not concerned about the mechanism; neither should you be. Yes, some mechanisms are easier to use than others, some are illegal, and there are others that, for a variety of reasons, you don’t want to use. For an exercise on mechanisms, read chapter 2 of If How-To’s Were Enough We Would All Be Skinny, Rich and Happy. If there are infinite mechanisms, then there are plenty of good ones for you to use.

If you go for the test drive, then your subconscious will say to you, “You have to have this car! Try this, try that.” Mechanisms will come to your conscious mind from the subconscious regarding how to finance this car. If you don’t purchase the car, then your subconscious changes your work ethic when you go back to your job. Your tone of voice and the words you communicate will reflect your intent and help create the additional money needed to finance the car. This is using visualization to raise your intent.

This year, take a goal you have and find a way to touch it consistently. While raising funds for a building project, I took weekly walks on the land we wanted to build on. Drawings of the project were created before any money was raised, and we constantly looked at them. In addition, I actually took time to mentally picture the grand opening of the building and of people using the completed structure. All these raised my intent.

Remember that your subconscious is already seeing a picture of the current reality, so to achieve your goal you must combat that image. Set up something, such as the weekly walk on the land or touching that car of your dreams, to serve this purpose. Or, create a psychological trigger device. This can be something such as a red dot on the face of your watch that reminds you to visualize your achieved goal every time you look at your watch. Take time now to think of ways to use visualization as a means to increase your intention and realize your dreams.

4 Responses to “Increase Your Intention Through Visualization”

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  2. SueRumack says:

    Visualization, increases your success exponentially. Think it, see it, do it and do it well! The secret is in the minute details of touch, texture, sight, sound, smell and even taste. Can you taste it when you visualize your greatest dream?

  3. Cinda says:

    I’m all over this one. I am envisioning myself at my goal weight/size fitting into my US Navy uniform that I last wore on 8/2/1971. I see myself wearing it and marching in the 4th of July parade 2011. I got the uniform out of my footlocker. I’m taking daily action to achieve the goal including daily visualizations as I practice balancing on my stability ball. It’s an aggressive but realistic goal. I am already wearing my US Navy Waves ring on my ring finger as a daily reminder of the goal. I’ll keep you posted.

  4. Lori Aul says:


    Just got back from a Usana Event in San Marcos, TX put on by STI LIVE. One of the speakers not only mentioned visualization, but stated that he makes time to do this for 3 mins., 3 X’s per day. He accompanies it with positive I AM statements and he is currently a Ruby Director. I am going to start this practice myself! (Claim it, Believe it & Receive it!)

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