Visualisation is a very influential component for getting lucky. Here is another simple technique taken from my book Get Lucky Now that you can practice to see the big picture and attract more luck into your life.
Lucky people and successful people share one very important characteristic: they have a very clear picture in their head of what they want to achieve. This is sometimes known as visualization. This is the third of the seven secrets of getting lucky.
A vivid picture is a descriptive shortcut that takes fewer nerve cells to process than a verbal narrative. Hence the expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
What you see is what you get
This picture is both a goal and a focus of concentration. Very often, what you see is what you get, so make sure that it is something that you really want and not something that you are trying to avoid. The brain often does not hear no or not, sometimes with terrible results.
The world of sport is full of examples—a sprinter focusing on not starting before the gun is fired, a basketball player focusing on not missing this penalty, a golfer focusing on not driving his ball into the lake, etc. Guess what happens next? Focusing on what you want rather than what you do not want to happen is equally important in your business and personal life.
Think it, see it, do it
Some people are naturally very good at visualizing exactly what their body or mind is doing and what they want it to do. The good news is that these visualization skills can be taught and are available for everybody.
Most, if not all, great athletes have incredible visualization skills. Their imaginations are so creative that they may be a little embarrassed about describing their visualizations to others.
Sting like a bee
Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest boxer of all time, developed powerful visualization skills. One of my colleagues met him and asked the secret of his success. He sighed wearily and explained again for the thousandth time, “I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”
My friend understood the “sting,” but he was still confused by the “butterfly” metaphor. Muhammad Ali leaned closer and whispered, “I imagine floating out of my body like a butterfly.”
He imagined that he was standing at each corner of the ring and watching the fight from above. When he saw a muscle ripple in the shoulder of his opponent, he knew what type of punch was coming his way and had more time to avoid it.
Great scientists also have highly developed visualization skills, especially those who work with abstract concepts. Albert Einstein is a famous example and had magical visualizations, too. He explained that most of his creative thoughts were in pictures and that he rarely thought in words. This is another proof that a picture, or visualization, is worth more than a thousand words.
Visualisation is a huge subject and therefore is included in my NLP coaching programs. More information can be found here – http://drstephensimpson.com/techniques/nlp/