Hook On To Your Future Success

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You’ve probably heard about – and very likely practiced – the technique of visualizing future success as a way of bringing it about. It’s not a magic spell, of course, but it does get your mind headed in the right direction and help to keep you from wandering off course.

Here’s an image I use to make that technique particularly powerful. I call it the Cable to the Future.

First of all, sit somewhere comfortable and deliberately let your body relax – let any tension drain out of it as if it’s evaporating, like mist on a warm road.

Close your eyes and take three deep breaths. With each slow easy breath, just allow your body to relax more and more, and breathe out any tension.

Now we’re going to create a vivid “future memory” of your success. You’re going to watch it from the outside at first. Imagine how it looks when you have achieved your goal. Imagine watching yourself, as if on a movie screen, walking around, talking, doing whatever it is you do, but with that success achieved. Watch how your future self moves and stands and talks and sits, and what is happening around.

Make the scene as vivid and real as you can so that it’s really clear and strong and loud and firm.

Now your future self turns towards you, and you have a hook in your hand on the end of a long cable. You easily cast that hook towards your future self, and your future self catches it and attaches it at the navel.

And the other end of the cable is attached at your navel, and now you’re reeling it in, drawing yourself towards that future. And you’re focused on your future self, but out of your side vision you can see things changing around you as you’re drawn into that positive future.

And when you reach your future self, you and your future self embrace and merge, and you get the feelings and the attitudes and the thoughts that your future self used to get that success, rushing into your own mind. And you’re becoming that successful person in that moment. And you can look around and enjoy how it feels to be that person, and move around and talk and know that you’re successful at your goal.

And you can enjoy that for a while, and then when you’re ready just come back to your usual level of consciousness and open your eyes, but bringing with you the confidence and the attitude of success that you felt as the successful person.

Now go out and live what you’ve just experienced.

This is a guest post by Mike Reeves-McMillan, a health and personal development coach and Registered Hypnotherapist who blogs at Living Skillfully – Your Mind and Health. The Cable to the Future is one of the techniques in his AIM Your Mind self-hypnosis course

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  • Tej Kohli July 1, 2010, 5:10 am

    I am always ready to accept any challenge

  • Tasarım July 1, 2010, 7:28 am

    Really lovely article ZK. What my folks always used to tell me was that, Focusing solely to failure never brings you success. I’ve always believed in power of imagining your future 🙂

  • Colleen@Kennewick Real Estate July 1, 2010, 8:17 am

    “And the other end of the cable is attached at your navel, and now you’re reeling it in, drawing yourself towards that future.”

    Hmm, now this is a different thought for this blog! 🙂

  • Vinyl Banners July 1, 2010, 9:03 am

    Thanks Mike. It is amazing how we chase after something that we have no clue about. We don’t know what it looks like or feels like, but man do we want it!

  • Uzi July 2, 2010, 4:14 am

    It would be really nice if one day I am there in a position that I always imagined about!

    • Salesfist July 7, 2010, 10:35 am

      Wouldn’t we all…

  • Mathew Day July 3, 2010, 3:57 pm

    After a little meditation I am already feeling a little more focused, motivated and ready for success. 🙂

  • Dany Event Planning July 10, 2010, 5:31 am

    It is really necessary to fill the missing gaps in learning of the students. Teachers and parents have to take necessary measure regarding this. Thanks for high lightening these points. Keep it up

  • Dany Event Planning July 10, 2010, 6:17 am

    Is a college education still the most important indication of future success or income?I was looking at the Forbes 400 richest and a lot didn’t go to college or finish. So many people don’t work in the area they study. On the other hand even now after being out of college for years I am tempted to take college classes in the area I work.

  • SEO: Top Commenter July 18, 2010, 8:52 pm

    I love the graphic you used for this post, lol

  • smart metering July 30, 2010, 1:58 am

    I always think and imagine about future success but sometimes i think its not good thing and i decided to quit thinking future success but this post made me think once again as it gave really the way to hook on..

  • smart metering August 17, 2010, 2:08 am

    I always believe that your imgination can make your future bright and brings the success. This is simply a great article to get the good insight how to hook on to future success. They technique which is shown here is absolutely amazing not only to understand but also to put it in action for future success. It seems to have great concentration and power to you for getting the best balance to your deal.

  • stan January 17, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Our imagination is the only limit to our success!