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Visualizing Goals

Yesterday while holding my team call, I got on the subject of visualizing goals and the importance of doing so. What inspired me to talk about that was because earlier in the day I decided to create a new goal, to fill a stadium with Team Next Level (my Top Beachbody Coach team) coaches in 5 years. Will it be a tough goal? Of course, but if you know me, when I create a goal, I will do everything in my power to reach that goal. Once I actually visualized that goal, picturing myself giving a speech in front of 45,000+ people who are all passionate about making a difference in people’s lives in regards to health and fitness, my mind started going in a thousand different directions, trying to come up with ways on how I’m going to accomplish that goal.

Visualizing goals is not a new concept to me. In fact, it’s something that I used to do while back in college, after I read “The Magic of Thinking Big” for the first time. The first time I tried it was during a college baseball game. It was interesting really, because here I am, up at the plate, visualizing myself hitting a ball right up the middle, and for some reason, call it chance or whatever, that’s exactly what I did. After thinking about it, it really wasn’t chance at all because visualizing the goal gave me the confidence I needed in order to do so. I believed I could get a base hit right up the middle because I truly saw it happening in my head before it even happened. That incident taught me a valuable lesson in life, and from that point on I started visualizing my goals.

When I became a Beachbody Coach, I started visualizing my long-term business goals, but because they were long-term, there was something that I needed to add to the equation in order for it to work, and that thing was writing my goals down, allowing me to visualize those goals every single day. Let me share a quick story with you all. Back at the Beachbody Coach Summit of 2010, I was sitting in the audience watching the Top Beachbody Coach get recognized, and I’m not going to lie, I was a little jealous, but very disappointed in myself at the same time because I didn’t do what I needed to do in order to be that person on stage getting recognized. While sitting there, I literally visualized myself being on stage and getting rewarded the Top Beachbody Coach Belt for the following year. I could literally see it happening! I was visualizing myself accomplishing my goal, trying to feel what I would be feeling if that happened to me, see what I would be seeing if I was on stage looking out upon thousands of people. From that moment on, that vision was engraved in my head. When I got back home, I made it a priority to write down my goal of winning Top Beachbody Coach 2010 on my white dry erase board and hang it in my living room so that I saw it every single day. Every morning I would wake up, it was one of the first things I looked at, and what happened is that seeing that goal kept bringing back those visions of being on stage winning the belt, and allowed my mind to create a path to take in order to accomplish that goal. Every day I was focused, determined, motivated to reach that goal, and wouldn’t you know it, I ended up winning the Top Beachbody Coach 2010 belt.

Visualizing your goals is one of the key components to success, whether it’s with your career, relationships, or fitness. You can do the same things I did with winning the Top Beachbody Coach belt with, let’s say, losing 100 lbs. Take a second to close your eyes, visualizing that you are 100 lbs lighter, experiencing what you would be feeling, that sense of accomplishment, and then write down your goals and commit every single day to working towards them. Once you begin visualizing goals and write them down, your mind will pave the way to success.

As a Beachbody Coach, it’s my job to help others stay on track to reach their fitness goals, and if you would like to make me your coach (it’s free), just click here.

One comment

  1. Really good post Josh. Seeing it in you mind is the first step to reaching any goal.

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