Visualization You Really Can Live The Life of Your Dreams!

by Howard Grant Platt 3rd on December 7, 2010 · 27 comments

in Visualization - Law of Attraction

Visualization is your personal power for turning your dreams into reality.

Visualization is the process of using your imagination to focus the mind’s eye onto the successful completion of a particular goal or the desired outcome of any situation.

If you can dream it, if you can see it, if you can believe it, through the power of visualization you can achieve it.

Visualization is powerful personal development tool that can be used to strengthen and transform your mind’s ability to believe and achieve success.


The Power of Visualization

One of the most powerful and inspirational tools which can be used daily is something which everyone of us possesses, our very own imagination.

Your own thoughts, insights, ideas and intuition can be used in your daily life to make positive changes for the better in any aspect of your life.

When I speak of your imagination I am not talking about day dreaming, there is much more to visualization and the power of your mind.

We all have dreams and for most that is exactly all they will ever be, just dreams. But that can all change for you because this article will empower you to take action, to do what it takes to make your dreams your reality.

You can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness, and more joy by learning to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind

You will learn how to use your visualization skills to focus your mind on positive imagery giving you the ability to change emotions to have a positive effect on your mind and your body.

What is the difference between having a dream and a goal?

A dream can be a wonderful thing, however a goal is the deliberate act of choosing a desired outcome in your life.

You may have dreams that you choose to set as goals for yourself but until you have made a commitment to challenge yourself into achieving those goals they just remain as dreams.

By using your imagination to turn your dreams into a powerful visualization you can profoundly affect your entire life.

Mental imagery, the act of turning your imagination into vivid mental pictures and flooding your mind with positive emotions is a feeling like none other in the world.

Everyone has an imagination although some of us have a much easier time turning our imagination into a positive vivid visualization.

However, if you are determined with a little practice you will have your imagination working for you in no time. With each session you will strengthen your mental imagery.

Transforming a dream into the successful outcome of a goal requires you to invoke every emotion and burning desire that you have deep inside your powerful subconscious mind.

We all have goals but unless you set them with deliberate intention you will never gain any traction.

If you wish to achieve a particular goal you have to feel it inside of you, there has to be a burning desire a wanting like no other because when you can invoke that much emotion nothing can stop you.

Visualization can bring those emotions to life. If you want to achieve any goal you must first do so in your mind.

The process of visualizing the successful outcome of a particular goal will draw the special needs and circumstances for achieving that goal into your life like a magnet.

Good opportunities will not go unnoticed.

How you use your imagination to benefit you in your daily life is only limited by the choices that you make and the dedication you have to become the best that you can be!

You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. Visualization is the key that opens your mind to succeed!

Setting goals in this manner shows you what you need to do to achieve your goal, step by step, continuously taking action. You are less likely to be deterred by false leads and dead ends.

You will create powerful images in your mind and heart, you must visualize your goal as though it has already been achieved and this will help manifest it into your life.

The clearer your visualization becomes and the more emotion you pour into that vision, the more likely you are to achieve your desired outcome.

You see we all have this within us, this awesome power that most of us have never been taught to use.

Those who achieve the highest levels of success use this power. The top athletes throughout the world use it and all peak performers in any area of life rely upon the power of visualization.

The Magnificent Power of Visualization!

Using your mind’s eye to visualize works by forming a positive picture of the outcome of a situation and seeing this positive outcome in your mind as though it is happening and letting it replace any negative thoughts you may have.

You must develop the mental picture in your mind and focus on that picture as though the event is occurring at that very moment.

This very act of using the strength of your imagination like this will invoke feelings of power and success.

Think of this visualization that you are forming within your mind as the blueprint for the achievement of your burning desire.

You will never find a more powerful process to achieve your goals than you will by invoking the use of your imagination.

You can always use the power of visualization to take charge of your emotions.

I sit peacefully twice a day for about 15 minutes in which I just ignite my mind to form the clearest emotionally filled visualization.

I play out the entire process of my desired goal from the very beginning right through to the successful achievement of that which I desire.

I am telling you that you cannot fail if you follow this process and you use it everyday of your life.

I can in fact invoke a powerful visualization in 15 minutes if I feel the need but honestly I practice my visualization skills every morning and every night for at least 60 minutes each session.

Sometimes I fear that if I tell you how much I work at different aspects of personal development it will seem overwhelming to you and discourage you from trying it yourself.

You should never allow what others do to discourage you from trying.

You might struggle with this in the beginning but if you stick with it I can promise you it will change your life in ways that you never thought possible.

If you only have 15 minutes for a visualization session just do it. Whatever examples I share with you throughout this site having to do with my own practices, please don’t think that you have to be at that level.

We are all unique so there is no comparison between two people because we are all unique individuals. When it comes to personal development the time you put in does not matter as much as the effort.

You could lay on the couch for two hours with the television playing in the background while you are practising your visualization skills or you could take just 15 minutes of complete silence and that 15 minutes of concentrated effort will out do the 2 hours every time.

What I am trying to say is to try to get in as much concentrated effort as you can and never let discouragement keep you from working on YOU!

Visualization is a powerful tool for improving your life so it is worth the effort to develop this into a daily habit.

See things as you would have them be instead of as they are. Through the Power of Visualization you can be all you ever dreamed and more!

This powerful habit will burn these images into your mind and then your subconscious mind will take over and see to it that everything you need to complete your goal, almost like magic will appear in your life and all you have to do is take positive actions.

Visualization Of Your Goals And Desires Accomplishes Four Things.

  • It activates your creative subconscious mind which will start generating creative ideas for you to act upon.
  • Visualization programs your brain to more readily perceive and recognize the resources you will need to achieve your goals.

Every resource, every person or circumstance will be drawn to you as you play out these mental pictures on that movie screen that exists deep within your mind.

  • Visualization activates the Law of Attraction.

The more you practice visualizing the successful completion of your greatest desires and goals the stronger you will activate the Law of Attraction.

  • Visualization helps to secure and increase the confidence you have in yourself.

You will not be able to avoid this as the Law of Attraction resides within each and everyone of us and any successful person will tell you that this is exactly how the universe works.

You need to remain positive and believe in the process, keeping your mind strong and your motivation at its highest peak so that you take the necessary actions to achieve your goals.

Use your minds eye to build the foundation of your greatest dreams and aspirations, keep visualizing every day of your life, never give in because if you can dream it you can achieve it.

Visualization Practice: Focus On The Following Questions And The Answers Will Come To You!

  • Ask Yourself What Is That I Want To Achieve, Have I Clarified My Goal, Is It Personal
  • How Will The Successful Achievement Of This Goal Affect My Life?
  • Will I Need The Help Or Cooperation Of Others To Complete My Goal To Its Fullest Extent?
  • What Changes Will I Have To Make In My Life To Achieve This Goal?
  • Will I Need To Further My Education Or Learn New Skills To Fulfill My Needs For This Goal?

Asking these questions is the process of building the foundation for whatever it is that you wish to achieve. There is power in clarity!

Visualize every step in the successful obtainment of your goal, from the very start to the very end and see it as though you have accomplished your desire as clearly as possible.

Use your mind to see yourself completing each and every step as vividly as possible.

Use the power of visualization to build your mental strength and then lean on that strength when you need to so that you always maintain a positive, expectant attitude.

What The Mind Can Conceive And Believe It Can Achieve.
Napoleon Hill

Never let a day go by where you have not utilized this magnificent power that you possess.

I promise you that if you stick to this plan you can be, have, be or do anything you want in this wonderful world of opportunity.

Playing out these mental rehearsals only takes 10 or 15 minutes and it is said that your mind is most receptive first thing in the morning and just before you drift off to sleep at night.

Aside from mental imagery you can also create goal pictures. This is another powerful technique, where you create a photograph or picture of yourself with your goal, as if it were already completed.

If one of your goals is to have a brand new home, drive around and find a home that you would consider to be similar to your dream home and have someone take a picture of you standing in front of the home.

Or if your goal is to have a new car, go to the dealership and have your picture taken of you sitting behind the wheel of the car that you desire.

Keep these pictures with you and look at them often, this will stimulate your subconscious mind into action.

Create a visual picture and an affirmation for each goal. I recommend that you find or create a picture of every aspect of your dream life.

Create a picture or a visual representation for every goal that you have, financial, career, recreational, new skills and abilities, things you want to purchase and so on.

List your goals on 3×5 index cards, and every morning and each night, go through the stack of cards, one at a time, read the card, close your eyes and visualize the completion of the goal with the perfect desired outcome, hold this visualization in your mind for about 15 or 20 seconds, then open your eyes and repeat the process with each card.

Use Affirmations to Support Your Visualization.

An affirmation is a short positive statement that evokes not only a picture, but the experience of already having what you want.

Repeating an affirmation several times a day keeps you focused on your goal, strengthens your motivation, and programs your subconscious mind by sending an order to your mind to do whatever it takes to make that goal a reality.

Through writing down your goals, using the power of visualization, and repeating your affirmations, you can achieve your goals with amazing results.

The use of mental rehearsal and affirmations allow you to change your beliefs, assumptions, and opinions, about the most important person in your life——YOU!

They allow you to harness the 18 billion brain cells and get them all working in a singular and purposeful direction.

Achieving your goals can be a sure thing! Your subconscious mind will become engaged in a process that transforms you forever.

The process is invisible and it does not take a long time. It just happens over time, as long as you put in the time to visualize and affirm your goals, surround yourself with positive people, read uplifting books and listen to audio programs that flood your mind with positive, life affirming messages.

Repeat your affirmations every morning and every night, and practice your visualization for one month straight, and they will become an automatic part of your thinking and part of your everyday life.

You will start to accomplish more goals then you have ever thought possible. This is The Law of Attraction In Action!

I wish you all the success in life that you can visualize! You have nothing to lose give visualization a shot and see for yourself what you can have, be or do!

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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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Barbara 1 August 23, 2015

Wow Howard,this is great. I am so glad i found this article(intend to read your other ones too)on visualization. It is super. For years i have been manifesting things in abundance just by desiring them. I have done this so much until i try not to think of things that i do not truly desire. but then along came you and this article,i am so amazed. I had a dream where Jesus told me to never let anyone or anything stop me from using my mind. Then i had someone tell me i can get/do anything i want to with my mind but i do not use it because i think it is satanic to use it. They said it is not satanic and i should use it(same as Jesus said in my dream). Then i was told that i need to ask for big things instead of all those small things(shoes,jewelry,books,clothes)i have gotten. With the information i read in this article i am now good to go. thank you so much Howard for posting this. I will be eternal greatful for you and it is my prayer that God’s presence,blessings and favor be with you not just for today but for all of your tomorrows also.

Prakash 2 May 17, 2012

Thank you for this website!
Hope so All the information will help me to reach my goals! thank u!

Howard G. Platt 111 3 March 24, 2012

Hi Ame,

You have no idea how great that makes me feel. Thank you so much for sharing and please keep me up to date on how you are making out.

I Wish You The Best!

Ame 4 March 24, 2012

Hi I’ve started my journey in the world only of positive thinking and gratitude only a few weeks ago and I feel already much better, anxiety is nearly completely gone and my wife is astonished of how positive I am.. it’s very important as you said to read a lot on the subject, and I was looking for some tips on how to enhance my visualisation skills, and this article is just perfect, so…
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Howard G. Platt 111 5 March 21, 2012

That is excellent Nish! I was hoping that would have an impact on my readers to show them we all have the ability to visualize and it will come easier to some than it will for others but there is no arguing the potential benefits one can receive from practising visualization.

Best Wishes!

Nish 6 March 17, 2012

Your remark about Pink Elephant convinced me that mind thinks more easily with pictures rather than words :). I am eager to try this technique out….

Howard Platt 7 February 1, 2012

Hi Mary,

That’s a tough question because there are so many variables involved. I can tell you that practicing visualization can help you to expand and express your love to a greater extent and we never really know how our love for another will affect their feelings. You should visualize yourself as being a loving and caring person because this will make your love for others shine and in that sense it is highly possible for that to attract the love of others.

Love with patience, love with actions, love openly and surely others will love you in return.

I Wish You The Best!

mary 8 January 26, 2012

sir, is it possible to get married with the person i love merely by practising visualisation.

Howard Platt 9 January 19, 2012

It will come with practice my friend so never give up : )

I can prove to you that you have the ability to visualize….right now try not to picture what a Pink Elephant looks like! I bet you cannot keep that image out of your mind, now try doing the same when you are practicing your visualizations.

Let me know how you are making out.

Ebenezer 10 January 18, 2012

when i close my eyes and i start to imagine i dont really see any clear picture but i do feel happy with in me can it work.

Howard Platt 11 January 17, 2012

Thank you James I am really glad to have you here and I will continue to do my best to supply helpful information.

Take Care My Friend!

James 12 January 10, 2012

This is real honest advice without agenda. I love that it followed up in explaining each simple step without the all-too-familiar “just sign-up here and I’ll tell you the secret” interruptions. Fascinating

Howard 13 January 1, 2012

Hi Angel,
I apologize I have to make this quick because the pressure in my head is really bothering me but to answer your question quickly I would tell you to set aside 15 to 30 minutes each day to practice your visualizations, you want to be in an area where you will not be disturbed and it is very quiet so you can concentrate 100%

You want to visualize yourself as the person you wish to be, you cannot change what other people feel or do but you can change how you react to certain situations. So visualize yourself as the person you want to be BUT you have to truly believe that you are that person and the more you do this the stronger you will become.

God Bless You and Happy New Year!

Howard 14 January 1, 2012

Hi Marie,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I forgot to mention this in my other replies but I have been in the hospital for over 3 weeks and that is why it has taken me so long to respond to all these wonderful comments.

I am so happy to hear that you are back on track and I know that all your desires will come true with such a positive attitude.
God Bless You and Happy New Year!

Angel 15 December 30, 2011


I would like to know how to do a correct visualization to get rid of the worry and fear of, WHAT OTHERS THINK OR SAY?…Is it correct if I visualize a person being the critic or putting me “down” and to remain calm instead of react with anger or rage…

Marie 16 December 27, 2011

Just what I needed, to get back to where I know I can make things happen. As a child, (age 9) I was introduced to visualization and meditation by my grandmother. I know it works, it has alwayed worked, and it will work again. These practices got me through grad school, created my current position, will produce my next financial venture that will give me more financial freedom than I could ever imagine, and will bring peace, happiness, and love back into my life. I know when I get the feeling that I am not in the right place -my life grows stagnant. But when I get back to the laws of the universe, things happen and great things at that. Thanks for bringing me back home. You are saved to favorites and e-mail is with me always. No matter if I am at work or traveling, I can click on my shot in the arm, or the link that centers my mind.

Howard 17 December 3, 2011

Dear Jenni,

Thank you so much for your comments! I promise that I will get my act together and get some new articles posted, I have allowed other distractions in my life to keep me from updating this site as much as I would like.

Best Wishes!

Howard 18 December 3, 2011

Thank you Gee!

The process has helped me to get through some really tough times so I stand behind its effectiveness 100%
Take Care!

Jenni 19 November 30, 2011

Thank you! I am learning so much from your articles!

Gee 20 November 23, 2011

Article is really amazing showing the actual way to use your visualization with affirmation.

Howard 21 October 24, 2011

Thank you Kingsley! I could not agree with you more, if only people could see their true potential they would be achieving greater heights in life but they have to believe that they can do it and that they DESERVE it.
Take Care my friend.

khushal 22 October 15, 2011

i am feeling like i have achieved everything after reading this article

Kingsley Mayowa 23 October 15, 2011

Thank you for such a wonderful write up.Many people only have wishes because they do not have any incline how to go about achieving their dreams in a practical way.This article will help in no small measure to move from wishes to reality.

Anne Akoma 24 October 2, 2011

Kudos, Howard. More grease to your elbows. You are doing a great job. Keep it up. Thanks

Nikki 25 September 18, 2011

Thank you so much for this info I’m sure I will reach my goals.
God bless you

Howard 26 September 8, 2011

Hi Manal,
Thank you for visiting! You absolutely will achieve your goals if you learn these concepts, put them to use in your daily life and maintain a positive, expectant attitude.

I wish you much success my friend!

Manal 27 September 8, 2011

Thank you for this amazing website! All the information will help me to reach my goals! thank u!