Visualization is a method used to help people achieve their desired outcomes. The purpose is to obtain something in the future by imagining that you already have it now. Before anything is created it’s a simple thought first. By visualizing your desires you’re one step closer to achieving them.
Returning to your past is part of the Reunite with You journey, so when you utilize a visualization you aren’t just envisioning the future. The goal is to remember your genuine sense of self and bring it into the present moment. From there, picture or feel how you can integrate your identity so that it follows you into the future.
The following visualization pairs well after you’ve completed the practice for how to deal with doubt. Once you’ve contemplated the worst-case scenarios, then you can find confidence in the best one.
Begin by focusing on a problem in your life. Think about a person or situation that’s frustrating you, upsetting you, or complicating things for you. Perhaps it’s something that you don’t know how to address or talk about. Or maybe you feel trapped, like there’s no “good” choice to make. Bring to mind anything in your life, personal or professional, that’s making you doubt yourself. Allow yourself to fully embrace your feelings that may stem from fear, anger, or uncertainty.
Now that you’re filled with doubt about something that’s hindering you, you can begin to address it and let it go. Forget about what could go wrong. Stop allowing your mind to wander to the worst possible outcomes. The more negativity and energy you put into what could go wrong, the more likely it will go wrong. End the cycle of doubt by not letting it exist in the first place.
With this new sense of confidence, decide to control the outcome of your situation by visualizing the best-case scenario. Recall the problem in your life that you want to solve, then imagine the ideal outcome. What do you want to have happen? Do you want someone to apologize to you? Do you want to leave someone or some job? Or do you want to feel acknowledged and heard? Focus on the best-case scenario that brings you happiness and fulfillment.
Visualize how it all plays out and see your happy ending. Imagine how it feels to let go of anger, fear, and doubt -to be completely content. Now that you’ve envisioned the best-case scenario, how can you bring it to life? What’s your part in the ideal outcome? Think about what you can control in your life. You may not be able to control the opposing person or situation, but you can control how you react and emotionally respond.
Use this visualization as a reminder for the next time you encounter a situation of doubt. The best-case scenario may not happen right away or come to exist at all. But you can always choose to respond in your best-case scenario mindset. Why put energy into your doubts and fears when you can choose to focus on your ideal happiness instead?
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