fbpx

How to use visualization even when you don’t believe

by | Nov 1, 2021 | Monday Mindset

Visualization is an incredibly powerful tool. 

You see, your brain doesn’t actually know the difference between the things you imagine and reality. 

And so, when you visualize yourself doing a skill, a routine, competing, etc. your brain actually creates the same neural pathways as if you actually did it.

This can be incredibly powerful when you need to practice more, but don’t have time for more reps. 

Or for when you are out of the gym, injured or are taking some much needed vacation time.

But it is especially powerful as a regular part of your training and for when you are learning a new skill.

The problem comes when you don’t believe you can do the thing you are visualizing. 

At that point, you want to use your imagination.

One idea is to imagine a gymnast you admire doing the skill. 

Maybe even watch a youtube video.

And then, slowly bring her into your world. 

Imagine her in your gym, wearing your favorite leo.

With your coach standing there. 

And watch her do the skill.

Tune in next week for the next steps!

But in the meantime, the key ingredient to get new skills and perform them at your best is to train your brain. 

Unlike other mindset training which tells you to just begin to think positively and believe in yourself, we teach gymnasts and coaches step by step how to get there. 

We teach it to you in Mindset 101.

Four foundational mindset principles. One simple tool that you can use in any and every situation. 

We teach and coach you in detail in Mindset 101.

 

Visualization is an incredibly powerful tool.  You see, your brain doesn’t actually know the difference between the things you imagine and reality.  And so, when you visualize yourself doing a skill, a routine, competing, etc. your brain actually creates the same neural pathways as if you actually did it. This can be incredibly powerful when […]