Inspiration Friday: The Power of Visualization

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Every Friday, I send my team an email with something inspiring from the week, some life lesson I learned, or something that I’m feeling particularly passionate about. After several of these, my team expressed that these emails should be shared with others.

Here is my email from today. A little life lesson on the importance and power of visualization:

Dear Team,

 

When I was 15 years old, my high school won the Provincial Jr. Girls Championship in volleyball. It was the first time I ever won an award. I played as a blocker for three years with a group of girls who loved the game, loved to compete and loved a good challenge. 

 

My coach, who was a bronze medal Olympian in wrestling, taught me one of the most important lessons of my life that year. A lesson that helped us beat every other team in the province that year, and is something that I’ve carried with me ever since. 

 

 

He taught us the importance of visualization. 

 

If you go back and read about some of the best performance sports teams in the world, successful actors, singers, business people or independent athletes, they all talk about the power and importance of visualization. 

 

Consider these three examples:

 

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was always stressing the importance of seeing himself victorious long before the actual fight.  As a struggling young actor, Jim Carrey used to picture himself being the greatest actor

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