Visualize Your Career Success

Here’s another career success guest post.  This one if from Dan Robey, author of The Power of Personal Habits.  Check it out….

The Importance of Visualization By Dan Robey

Positive Visualization can change your life in ways you could never have imagined.

It can be summarized in this one statement; “We were created in the image of our creator, therefore we are creators.”

Think about this statement very carefully.

Everything that you, or anyone else has done since the beginning of time, began first with a thought.

Look at the buildings in your city, your home, your car, every manmade object began its life as a thought in someone’s mind.

A successful life is no different than a building, it begins with a thought.

If you look back at the careers of successful people, you will find that almost every one of them first visualized who they wanted to be…long before they actually achieved their success.

Stop everything you are doing right now and think about what you want to accomplish in your life in 2012 and beyond.

Maybe you want a new career, or you want to be fit and trim and in great shape, perhaps you want to start a new business, or buy that dream house you always wanted.

Forget about the global recession, if your dreams and goals are big enough, and if you have enough faith you can be successful no matter what the economy is doing.

Make a list on paper right now of the things you want to accomplish this year.  Make it a habit to read this list to yourself every day and visualize that you have already reached the goals in your list.

Create a detailed movie in your mind of the new you that you want to see in your future.

Be very detailed, if your goal was a new home, picture yourself walking into that new home, picture every detail, the color, the style of home, imagine the kitchen in great detail.

If your goal was a new career or promotion, picture yourself in that new office, believe it with all your heart as if it were already true.

No matter what your goals are, visualize them every day.

You will find that one day, your visualization will become a reality!

Don’t ask me how it works…just know that it works.  Believe me…I have experienced it in my own life!

I like what Dan has to say.  Tweet 12 in my career advice book Success Tweets says, “Visualization is powerful.  The more vivid the image you have of your career success, the more likely you are to succeed.”

What is your career success dream?  Have you visualized it?  Have you created a vivid mental image of it?

I suggest that you take some time for yourself.  Ask and answer these three questions:

  • Where do I want to be in my career 10, 20 and 30 years from now?
  • What will my life and career look like and feel like when I’m there?
  • What will my life and career be like?

Ask and answer these and any other questions that will help you develop a clear, vivid mental image of your career success.  This is not day-dreaming.  It is real work.  You are designing your future in your mind.

Keep this mental picture of your career success with you as you go about your day-to-day business.  Every once in a while, ask yourself if what you did that day brought you any closer to your mental image of career success.  If the answer is no, make sure that you take at least one act the very next day to move closer to your vivid mental image of your career success.  In this way, you’ll be keeping your dream alive – and moving toward your goal.

The common sense career coach success point here is simple.  Successful people define what success means to them.  Then they develop a compelling and clear mental image of their success.  They heed Den Robey’s advice as well as the career advice in Tweet 12 in my career success book Success Tweets: “Visualization is powerful.  The more vivid the image you have of your success, the more likely you are to succeed.”  They use their vivid mental image to help keep their dreams alive and to keep moving forward to what they want in their lives and careers.  Creating a vivid mental image of your success is not day-dreaming.  It’s real work – it’s the work of designing your future, so you can take the steps necessary to create it.

That’s the career advice I found in Dan Robey’s thoughts on visualization.  What do you think?  Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us in a comment.  As always, thanks for reading my daily thoughts on life and career success.  I value you and I appreciate you.


PS: If you haven’t already done so, I suggest that you check out my career advice book Success Tweets and its companion piece Success Tweets Explained.  The first gives you 140 bits of career success advice tweet style — in 140 characters or less.  The second is a whopping 390 + pages of career advice explaining each of the common sense tweets in Success Tweets in detail.  Go to to claim your free copy.  You’ll also start receiving my daily life and career success quotes.

PPS: Have you seen my membership site, My Corporate Climb?  It’s devoted to helping people just like you create career success inside large corporations.  You can find out about it by going to http://www.mycorporateclimb.

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