Human beings are very visual animals. Sure, on a relationship basis, men are more visual than women. Women are actually auditory, they would rather hear “I love you” rather than see “I love you”. Men tend to be more visual, they will believe it when they see it, they call what they see. This is why pornography is such a big problem with men, because they are triggered more by graphical stimulation. Women, on the other hand, respond better to auditory stimulation.
A man’s looks does not matter as much as the kind of words that he can say to a woman, and more importantly, the kind of emotions he can evoke through his words in a woman’s heart. With that said, you need to use the power of visualization for you to achieve your weight loss goals. You are having a tough time making good on your weight loss plans because really you are failing to use the power of visualization. Visualization is actually one of the most powerful sales, marketing and persuasive techniques in the world. It is also a very powerful behavioral modification tool. When you use the power of visualization, you use it on yourself. This is all internal.
You Are Already Visualizing
Make no mistake about it. You are already visualizing. You are already using visualization in your daily activities. You might be rolling your eyes and saying to yourself “…yeah, right. I do not fall for that pop psychology stuff. I do not do that Hindu new age crap…”, think again. Next time you close your eyes and you listen to the radio or you listen to an mp3, pay careful attention to the mental images that come to mind. These mental images are almost automatic. These happen by habit. When this happens, you are visualizing. Nine times out of ten you are doing it wrong. Most people who visualize let it happen to them. Instead of making visualization happen, they just let it happen to them. This is precisely the problem.
People Live Their Lives Based On A Subconscious Script
The reason why most people’s version of visualization is wrong, is because they do it unconsciously. They are not mindful of the mental pictures that come to mind, also, they are very unconscious as to the emotional responses that their bodies have to these mental pictures. Finally, they are also completely clueless as to how these emotional triggers impact their actual behavior. People say all sorts of stuff and do all sorts of stuff because of emotional triggers. These emotional triggers do not come out of nowhere, these emotional triggers come from mental pictures. These mental pictures can actually be described by a wide range of words and terms. They are attitudes, frameworks, assumptions, concepts, whatever you want to call it, it is true. It is a reality. The sooner you wrap your mind around this concept, the sooner you will control it.
Visualize What You Want
The main reason why people feel unhappy, is because they do not have any control over their lives. If you are an unhappy person, it is because you are unmindful. In other words, you just let yourself feel what you feel by habit. Somebody says something, a mental picture comes up and an emotional trigger happens and then you start blurting out words or you start acting a certain way. It is as if somebody pulled strings and then you started to dance. You are not a puppet. Unfortunately, you let your emotions and your mental processes work you, and operate you like a puppet. Is it not time that you start living your life based on a conscious script, instead of a subconscious script? Is it not time that you start using visualization to benefit you? Is it not time that you start using visualization to lose weight, to feel better, to make better friends, to become a better partner, to make more money, to be happier with your life? Regardless of your goal, regardless of your deepest needs, visualization can help you do it. The key is to chose it properly. Visualizing what you want is the crucial first step. You have to chose the pictures that come to your mind, because those pictures are not neutral.
Take Control Over The Script That You Are Already Automatically Following
As I keep mentioning again and again, there is a tight linkage between the mental pictures that come to your mind based on external stimuli, the emotional response you have to that picture and the physical or verbal actions that are triggered by those emotional responses. These are all interlinked. There is like an iron chain linking them together. If you are not getting the weight loss results that you want, if you feel fat, if you feel bloated, if you feel unhappy, if you feel ugly, if you feel unappealing, whatever negative feeling you have in your life, you can make progress by breaking this chain. When you take control over the script that you are already automatically following, you take control over your life. It all begins with a mental picture. Why? Keep reading below.
Images Are Not Emotionally Neutral
To take a step back, you have to understand that your body is a data collection device. That is all there is to it. It is a hardware construction that picks up signals from the outside world. You see, you smell, you taste, you listen, so on and so forth. However, this information really is neutral. This is data. It is your mind that paints a picture based on this data and then places emotional meaning on it. Images are not emotionally neutral. The good news is that you can chose the emotional meaning. This is a choice. Have you ever noticed in the past, when you thought about a certain person, the image of that person in your mind made you happy? As you matured and you changed, when the picture of that person comes to mind, you may be chuckle or you may even think positive thoughts. The person did not change. What changed? You. You stopped giving the same emotional reading to that same picture. Make no mistake about it. Images are not emotionally neutral. You can chose the emotions you associate with certain mental images.
Chose The Emotional Payoffs That Lead To Where You Need To Go
If you are trying to lose weight, if you are trying to make money, if you are trying to feel better about yourself, if you are trying to get along with others better, if you are trying to live a more fulfilled life, you have to chose the right emotional associations. It really is that simple. You have to change the emotional payoffs that certain mental pictures bring to mind. Otherwise, you will continue to live your life in this instinctive manner that leads to more shame, more guilt, more sadness, so on and so forth. Is it not time to get off that train and board a train that is headed where you need to go? The choice is yours.