Harness the Power of Your Thoughts

Understand and Use Visualization to Achieve the Results You Want

by Cindy Key

Thoughts  ==>  Beliefs  ==>   Actions  ==>   Results

The process is simple.  In fact, so simple that most people overlook or assume there is no value in the process.


Your thoughts drive your beliefs, your beliefs drive your actions, and your actions drive your results.

 Thoughts  ==>  Beliefs  ==>   Actions  ==>   Results

The writing, teaching and sharing of this goes way back.  One of my favorite classics is “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen; my second favorite on the topic is “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale.  Napoleon Hill wrote more than one book that included this principle.  Additionally, current day authors, speakers and teachers such as John O’Sullivan, Remez Sasson, Brian Tracy, and David Neagle continue to help people harness visualization to achieve goals, enhance results, and find success as they define it.

For my clients I developed a few simple yet very powerful activities to help them quickly harness the power of visualization to achieve both short term and long term goals.  I do recommend all my clients study and learn more from the “masters” of this field.

Some clients tell me this is just too “out there” for them.  I understand; however, my reply is just practice the activities. Set aside time each day for affirmations and visualization for 3 weeks. At the end of that time, if you decide the process is not for you, then stop doing it.

The fact is many of you already practice visualization on a daily basis.  The problem is most practice negative visualization.  If you know how to worry, you know how to visualize.   Worry is negative visualization.

Getting started on positive visualization is important.
  Visualization allows you to create a blueprint, a practice routine. It provides you with the experiences of attaining goals.

Here is how to get started.  Write down at least 15 things for which you are thankful.  Be specific.  You may wish to add at least one thing to the list each day.  Look at your calendar and write down the day of the week and the date you will start your new job.   Now, add the specific information about your job:  Monday, December XX, 20XX I am the new Vice President of Southwest Operations at a Fortune 500 company earning 18% over my prior salary.  

Create a list of affirmations that support your goals, and the person you want to be.   Be sure your affirmations are stated in the present tense, support your goals and include vivid details and specific emotions.  Schedule a daily appointment with yourself to review your affirmations and visualize your next job.

Are you ready to convert your negative visualization (your worry) and better leverage it for your job search?  Your thoughts drive your beliefs, your beliefs drive your actions, and your actions drive your results.  Use this simple process, do it daily and it will help you harness the power of your thoughts and achieve the results you want in your job search – to land the job you want and achieve your goals in life.



About Cindy Key

Cindy is a personal branding and career strategist to retail industry executives. She helps talented, busy, result driven professionals create focused solutions to achieve results to get from where they are today, to where they want to be.

2 Responses to Harness the Power of Your Thoughts

  1. Martin Sarna March 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Thank you Cindy for the excellent information. It’s a reminder for me to focus my mind on the positive, “Can-Do” aspects of life and work that I love rather than the upset, worrying state of mind that I can fall into from time to time. I love that you point out that positive focus and worrying come from the same source – visualization! (In fact, I’m putting that on a sticky note above my desk right now!)

    There’s another author you could include on your list: Sharon Melnick “Success Under Stress.” She shares similar techniques of visualization and relaxation.

    Great content! Keep it coming!

    • Cindy Key March 14, 2013 at 2:58 am #

      Martin – You are very welcome. Focus and “Can-Do” are easy to shift. May your sticky note above your desk bless you with a shift each time you look at the note. I appreciate your recommendation of Sharon Melnick “Success Under Stress.” I will look up her techniques.

      Have an amazing week!

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