Ever wish you could shorten the time it takes you to learn new skills in order to set yourself up for success?
This is especially true when you’re stepping into uncharted territory, a new role, a new identity and how you show up in your business and life.
As humans, our fears and insecurities are the quickest way to take our head out of the game because we can talk ourselves in and out of taking action.
Whether you’re aware of it or now, there’s a technique that is already in play. There is a science behind programming your brain for success. This technique is called Visual Motor Behavior Rehearsal.
As the name suggests, it’s using visualization and imagery to visualize the process or actions of achieving your goal and program you for success.
In the movie The Secret, Dr. Denis Waitley applied this technique that was used by NASA to the U.S. Olympic team.
The athletes would run their event only in their mind while they were hooked up to sophisticated biofeedback machines. These machines would record their body’s response system from brainwaves, muscle tone, to heart rate.
The results they concluded was that the same muscles performed in the same sequence as when they were physically running the real event.
The body can’t tell the difference between doing an action in the mind or in real time.
The power of visualization strengthens the neural pathways of you actually carrying out the movements in your body.
You form a mental blueprint where your thoughts, actions and movements become familiar and automatic.
You also master your ability to self-manage – managing emotions, stress, nerves, setting goals, and solving problems are essential to a higher level of success.
Think of visualization as your virtual video game where you can problem solve and envision your ideal outcomes before they happen.
Apply this with the specific new skill, role or identity you want to embody. Think of all the details how you would think, feel, see, hear, taste, and smell.
1. Think of the new skill you want to master and imagine the desired outcomes ONLY
2. Your visualizations should feel so real and laser focus on the thoughts, emotions, feelings, senses and actions you want to take when you mastered your desired skill.
You want to harness the exact emotions and feelings that put yourself in the environment, the people around you, what you’re saying and doing, what the people around you are saying and doing.
3. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Repeat this daily. Your success depends on it ;)
As powerful a tool the mind is, I’m a firm believer in taking action. While visualization helps me feel more comfortable and confident taking on and learning new skills, the best mastery is to go out and just do it.
So if you’re learning how to make videos, using new technology, prospecting potential clients, be fearless, lead powerfully and create the wealth and impact you deeply desire.
Now I would love to hear from you! In the comments below, what is one way you master new skillz? Always keep radiating your beautiful light to the world living life with passion, purpose and meaning.