Power of Visualization The Imagination And Mental Imagery

by Howard Grant Platt 3rd on August 26, 2011 · 44 comments

in Visualization - Law of Attraction

The Power of Visualization can change your life in ways you can only imagine and that is where is all begins, with your imagination.

People tend to associate the word imagination with children and they fail to see the possibilities and realities that can emerge from their own imagination.

Power of Visualization

Power of Visualization The Minds Eye!

The imagination is what fuels the power of visualization and having a child like imagination can open a whole new world of possibilities.

Visualization is the conscious creation of desired outcomes in your life.

The word conscious distinguishes the difference between dreams and visualizations.

Dreams only occur while you are sleeping where as visualizations occur while you are conscious.

I have personally been using the power of visualization to help myself recover from my disabilities.

I practice my visualizations every night before I fade off to sleep and then once again when I first wake up in the morning.

I lost my ability speak completely when my larynx collapsed damaging my vocal cords.

The doctors told my wife and I that I would never speak again but after 2 years of silence I have taught myself how to speak, it’s rather difficult but I can speak.

I used the power of visualization to overcome that disability as well as some others. If you work at it you will be able to put the power of visualization to work in your own life.

Power of Visualization You Have The Control

Visualization is sensing and seeing with your inner mental eye and although you may not realize it you have used your power of visualization throughout your life.

If you think for a moment that you do not hold the power to visualize I can prove you wrong with simple statement. Are you ready?

Okay now I don’t want you to think of a large Pink Elephant.

I would bet you anything that you are having a hard time trying not to think of or envision that large pink elephant.

I realize it may seem like a stupid exercise but I wanted to show you that you do have the capability to visualize.

Now what you want to do is harness your powers of visualization to keep your mind focused upon that which you want most out of life.

A thought pictured transferred into action is the basis of all visualizations. A visualization should include all five senses and this requires mental focus and imagery.

What ever your desired outcome may be you need to mentally focus upon the successful completion or attainment of your desire.

You need to see it, taste it, smell it, feel it and hear it. Now don’t get frustrated in thinking that you cannot visualize with such intensity and don’t you dare stop reading this article.

In order for you to tap into the power of visualization you need to draw upon your personal powers of self-discipline.

One trait that is common among all successful people is that of self-discipline.

Visualization will come natural to some while others must work at it a little harder but the only people that cannot visualize are those that lack the discipline to work at it.

Visualization did not come easy to me, I had to work at it everyday but because I believed in its immense power I never gave up.

If you are not familiar with my personal story and all the challenges I have had to overcome as well as the challenges I must deal with on a daily basis you should take a moment to watch the video on this page: How To Overcome Depression

If not for the power of visualization I would not be sitting here writing this article.

A successful person is one that can tap into the deeper regions of their mind allowing their subconscious mind to go to work on their goals.

Visualize how you want things to be in your life and then act on it. Do you want to be rich? Visualize it! Do you want to learn how to use the power of visualization to achieve your financial goals and dreams?

The Amazing Self Complete Self-Improvement System is the most powerful and effective program I have yet to review and I could not give this program a higher recommendation. If you really want to learn how to achieve every goal including and especially your financial goals this program is for you.


The Power of Visualization Saved My Life!

When I was diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor I was told that I had less than 12 months to live.

I refused to accept that and after pulling myself out of a two week state of depression I went to work on visualizing my recovery.

I spent my days focusing my mind on future events, I made plans that exceeded the 12 month deadline.

My wife and I booked a non-refundable vacation 14 months out and I used that in my visualizations.

I am here today because I believed, I had faith, my mind was not crowded with doubts and fears it was filled with faith and belief!

You have to believe, throw all your doubts out of your mind and replace them with your most desired dreams and aspirations. As a great man once said:

What The Mind Of Man Can Conceive And Believe, It Can Achieve

Napoleon Hill

What ever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. What ever you expect with confidence becomes your own self-fulfilling prophesy.

Ask yourself, what are your belief’s, if they are negative or destructive you must change your belief.

Your thoughts proceed both emotion and action so you must develop the skill to take control of your thoughts.

The quality of your thinking improves the quality of your life or better said is that your outer world becomes a mirror image of your inner world.

You can change the quality of your thoughts and your thoughts can change the quality of your life.

Through The Power of Visualization YOU Can Change Your Life!

As I stated earlier we all possess the power of visualization so if you are filling your mind with negative thoughts and visions you will attract those circumstances into your life.

The power of visualization has helped me to cheat death on a number of occasions throughout the past twelve years so if it can do that for me just think of what it can do for you.

I will expand upon this subject on another day soon but for now why don’t you begin to put the power of visualization to work in your life.

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Hi, my name is Howard Grant Platt 3rd, and creating this website Positive Thinking For Personal Development has become one of my greatest passions! At the age of 35, I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable medical disorder. As a result of my medical issues, I struggle with various disabilities, which challenge me every day of my life. Positive Thinking has given me the confidence and inner strength to persevere through the most challenging times. I try to use my story to inspire and help others to live up to their full potential. I know my calling in life is to serve others compassionately and to help those in need. Thank you for visiting my site. God Bless!

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Howard Platt 1 October 19, 2013

Thank you Lynn!!! Comments like this just make my day : )

Lynn 2 September 29, 2013

Love the article love the site! Thank you for all your help.

Howard Platt 3 May 25, 2013

Thank you Edwin!
I do hope you stop back often, now that I am home I plan to bring this site back to life.

Take Care!

Howard Platt 4 May 25, 2013

Dear Roshni,

What a terrific question. Unfortunately I cannot answer the question with 100% certainty because visualization is a very personal process although I do believe we all have the power to affect other people through our consciousness meaning our subconscious mind as well.

If you believe in what you desire and you take some positive actions based on your visualizations I would say that anything is possible.

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to reply, as I have mentioned to others I have been in the Albany Medical Center ICU for over 4 months and I am now just getting back to work.

I hope we get a chance to talk in the near future.

God Bless You!

Edwin 5 May 11, 2013

Good day! I just want to offer you a huge thumbs up for the
great information you have here on this post. I am coming
back to your blog for more soon.

Roshni 6 October 21, 2012

Hello Sir,
Recently I have started practising visualization. I started with small things to test the waters so to speak and over time I have zeroed in on one big goal I want to achieve over the next 6 months (all the small little things worked by the way!). To ensure that I stay on track, I read as many articles on the power of visualization I can(on a daily basis) to reinforce my faith over and over again so I don’t loose hope half way through. This is how I came across your article and was inspired by it.
I have however this question that does nag me from time to time. Does visualization work when the realization of the goal depends on someone else? For example, if I want to go on a vacation to a certain place, but it depends on my husband’s schedule and budget(he isn’t into the visualizing like I am) will my visualizing this goal for both of us work or will it hinder our ultimate goal?
I would very much appreciate it , if you could shed some light on this for me.
Thank you also for this wonderful inspiring article which I am sure has helped many more like me. I do wish you the best of everything life has to offer.

Howard G. Platt 111 7 June 13, 2012

Dear Xenyth, Never lose faith my friend, think of ways that you can use your experience to help others because that in turn will help you as well. Send me an email directly and I will help you in any way that I can. my email: Howard @ howard-platt.com

Stay strong my friend and grasp onto the fact that you had/have the personal strength to overcome a powerful demon and if you can do that just think of how well you will do with less challenging obstacles.

Get in touch with me!
Best Wishes!

XENYTH 8 June 9, 2012


Howard Platt 9 March 4, 2012

I am really glad you enjoyed it Donna. Thanks for visiting!

Donna 10 February 25, 2012

Loved the article and would recommend it highly.

Howard Platt 11 February 13, 2012

Hi Jorge,
Sometimes it can be difficult especially if you are just starting out. My best advice is to keep working at it and get used to sitting or laying down in a quiet room where you will not be disturbed and for the first times don’t try to visualize anything specific, just let your mind take you where it wants to go and get used to the process of visualizing what your mind leads you to.

After a while of letting your mind do the work you can then start to focus in on something more specific. I have used this example before but it always proves the point so here I go again. Just to reassure you that you absolutely do have the ability to visualize I want you to try to not picture a large pink elephant, try as hard as you can to not visualize that pink elephant.

OK I bet you could not help but to see that pink elephant in your mind’s eye so this should at least ease your worries about your inability to visualize because now you know that you can so the only thing you need to work on is controlling what you visualize within your mind and that will come with time.

I thank you for visiting my friend!
Best Wishes!

Jorge gual 12 February 12, 2012

Hi Howard, i am from Buenos Aires , Argentina . I AM seeing your website for the first time , and i AM willing to beginning with the training. BUT i ve got a problem with visualización , i can t see anything with my minds eye . Probably You know some technique that accelerate the process.Best Wishes , Jorge .

Howard Platt 13 February 9, 2012

Thank you for your comment and I wish you well!
Take Care My Friend!

raghu r 14 February 3, 2012

This is really inspiring and i’m really lookin forward to practice it.

Howard 15 January 1, 2012

Hi Peter,

With a great attittude like that you cannot fail : )


Howard 16 January 1, 2012

Hi Sina,
Thank you for the kind words!
Best Wishes!

peter 17 December 20, 2011

Hi. I have decided to make my 2k12 a great year right am listening to the greatest networker. I hope this new book would develop me.

Sina 18 December 20, 2011

Thanks man.You are great and what a nice article

Howard 19 December 19, 2011

I just wanted to update everyone my Dad is still in the hospital. We are really hoping that he will be able to come home for Xmas. he still asks about the comments from his readers so that is why I am checking in I know that he will want to answer your questions personally. I am just trying to keep things under control while he is gone.

Thank you for your patience he really cares about this site and all his readers.
Howie (my name is also Howard my Dad is Howard III and I am Howard IV but I go by Howie)

callum 20 December 15, 2011

ive been struggling to find happiness and direction in life by myself, and havent been happy for many years. i only just started to seek advice from other people. i stumbled across your site, and am very glad i did!! i will continue to read your articles as i continue to seek positive thinking! thank you for your time to help others!

hope all is good!

Howard 21 December 3, 2011

Thank you Richard, I have more articles to post that I have written over the past few weeks but I have not found the time to post them due to my medical issues however I will get some up tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting!

Howard 22 December 3, 2011

You are very welcome!
Thank you for visiting!
Best wishes,

Jenni 23 November 30, 2011

I really like your article and I truly believe in it! Thank you!

Richard Payette 24 November 26, 2011

It’s always great to find positive websites like this one to remind us that the world is a beautiful place and that all abundance is there within our grasp if we focus right.

Ange 25 November 25, 2011

Thank you for this tool!

Howard 26 November 22, 2011

Thank you for your comments Lore!

If you keep reading and practicing you will be able to control your fate by controlling your mind and your thoughts.

Bless You!

lore 27 November 5, 2011

love this article..

lore 28 November 5, 2011

This article is great.hope to learn how to use the power of the mind

Howard 29 November 2, 2011

Hi Jeanine,
I am happy to hear that and I hope you finally received the eBook I sent out (2 months late).

Take Care!

Priti 30 November 1, 2011


This article has been very helpful and insightful. Very practical and realistic approach to implement on a day to day basis.

Jeanine 31 October 30, 2011

Hi, i am learning a lot from your website, Take care of yourself and god bless you..

Howard 32 October 24, 2011

Hi Leah,

Beautiful name and I don’t just say that because it is my 2 year old dauthers name :) Anyways visualization is a great way to overcome negative thinking, just give it some time and keep working at it. I would recommend my $12 eBook on How To Overcome Depression as well because that has some great tips that I use everyday of my life.

Howard 33 October 24, 2011

Thank you Suzanna, that is so sweet! May God Bless You as well!

suzanna 34 October 21, 2011

I am so happy for you that you have found a way to live your dreams. It breaks my heart to see anyone suffer. I am so happy for you that you have overcome the tumor. May God Bless you and continue to stengthen. I hope the best for you. :))) xx Much Love

leah 35 October 19, 2011

I love your encouragement! I am definitely going to up my visualization! One BIG question though, how do I get the negative out? I am trying to stay positive, but I still get not good thoughts that are clouding me. Help!

Howard 36 October 2, 2011

Thank you for visiting Henry! With every new challenge comes new opportunities and if you remain positive you will soon be blazing a new trail for your life.
Best Wishes!

Henry 37 September 26, 2011

Checked out your website, loved the article. Also I’m disabled and looking at staying positive.

elle 38 September 18, 2011

I’m disabled person and I need to gain skills on Power of Visualization Imagination and Mental Imagery. TY

Howard 39 September 11, 2011

Dear Kelly,

Thank you so much for visiting my site and even more so for leaving your comment. NOTHING makes me feel better than to know that I could help someone even in the smallest of ways. I can promise you that everything I write on this site is exactly how I feel and how I live my life. I know that you will find some peace in your visualization sessions and the more you work at the stronger they become.

I wish you all the best!
God Bless You!

P.S. Please keep me up to date with how everything is going, I love to hear how it is working in other peoples lives.

Kel 40 September 11, 2011

Hi Howard, I have only heard about the power of the mind yesterday in fact. Yesterday I would describe myself as a quite unlucky individual. However today after reading through various blogs and watching your video clip I am going to visualize daily!

Thank you so very much

Howard 41 September 6, 2011

Thanks Anna! The power of the mind is incredible and when you put it to work towards achieving your goals you can accomplish anything. I practice the power of visualization twice a day everyday.

Anna 42 September 6, 2011

Great site to help with understanding power of mind

saima 43 August 31, 2011

hello Howard,i like your article,i already do visualiz i was very weak in computer i started to do visualiz and lukly i am master in computer ,kindly tell me the best way time about to do visualiz thanks

Garret 44 August 28, 2011

Hey Howard! I love the article, I will definitely be working on my visualization skills! I love this site! Thanks again.