Linda my partner in crime is really good at using visualization to achieve her goals. This is a powerful tool to help achieve your goals. One approach to visualization is to change your self-image. This tactic comes from this guy Dr. Jerry Lynch and it can help you reach the next level in mental and physical performance: “you have to act as if you are already that person you wish to become.” Below are some examples of the habit training attitude (which I believe is also useful) compared to the self image training method.
“Here are two examples I hope that will apply to you:
Nutrition: Making Better Food Choices
Habit training attitude: in order to lose body fat all have to do is make a “to do list” of the right foods to eat, when to eat them, and in what sequence.
Self image training: see yourself as someone who eats healthy foods and lives the lifestyle that creates a leaner physique. Anything else outside of that self image will be rejected by your new self image and making proper food choices will be an easy decision.
Performance: Reaching a New Goal
Habit training attitude: if I follow the steps of my new training program I will automatically make progress.
Self image training: see yourself with the body and the mindset to reach that new goal. If you want to squat 600 lbs. “see” yourself with increased mass on your legs to do it. See the stronger core and intensity to make it happen. Visualize the lifestyle that you have to lead in order to reach that goal. Once you see yourself as someone who can lift 600 lbs. you readily accept all those habits to support that vision. All other non-supporting habits will be rejected. If you can not see yourselves squatting 600 lbs. it will not happen! “