I believe strongly in visualization. I learned this fact of the universe when I played golf professionally and worked on my pre-shot routine. In golf my sports psychologist worked with me on seeing the shot in my mind before I hit the shot in real-time. I would imagine the height of the shot, the spin, where the ball would land and where the ball would come to rest. And when I was locked-in the ball would often times fly close to the exact path I had visualized in my mind.
If you can see something in your mind, you can hold that something in your hand. In my current role I visualize myself being the top marketing executive. I see myself in meetings with huge companies. I make myself feel the nervousness, excitement and anxiety of big meetings before they happen. I imagine myself experiencing all the perks of being the top dog. I see myself with all of the things that come with being numero uno. I see the office I want to have. I see myself giving presentations to massive corporations. I visualize every aspect of the position I eventually want to attain. In my world I already possess all these things; they just haven’t manifested themselves yet!
If you can see something in your mind, you can hold that something in your hand. There are some people who do not believe in this principle and that is a shame. Every successful person I know practices this principle daily. Top-level athletes. Hollywood actors. Rock stars and musicians. Writers and authors. They all saw themselves being ultra-successful long before they obtained said success.
If you aren’t practicing this principle, then I highly suggest you read a little and educate yourself. It will change your life.