Ted Soulopulos

Mortgage Advisor
American Home Mortgage
111 Pacifica, Suite 305
Irvine, CA 92618
Work Phone: 949-753-8900 Ext. 351
Fax: 866-290-7659
Toll Free: 800-506-9653

Visualizing yourself accomplishing tasks before you attempt them is touted by many Olympians and professional athletes. Also supporting this practice is “The Journal of Consulting Psychology,” which has published studies about the success of positive mental imagery. By dedicating a few minutes each day to visualizing your professional and personal goals, you can increase your goal success rate. Here’s how to get started:

Choose your goals. Until you become a practiced visualizer, pick easier goals, such as hitting your weekly contact goals or cleaning up your database.

Relax. Experts say it’s best to relax in a controlled environment before using mental imagery. Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Make sure there are no distractions while you visualize your success.

Visualize. Create a mental slideshow of steps that take you from the beginning of a goal to your accomplishment. Let them appear one at a time, pausing between images. See yourself accomplishing each step and then achieving your main goal. Imagine how good you will feel as a result of your hard work and effort. It might seem difficult at first, but practice makes perfect.

Reinforce. For long-term goals with rewards, such as taking a vacation or buying a new car for having a record year, paste pictures of your sought-after prizes nearby and look at them every day. Imagine yourself using them. Consider placing these pictures on your computer monitor, bathroom mirror or the back of your front door.

Thanks, Ted, for the reminder. md