The Power Of Imagery And Visualization In Improving An Athlete’s MindsetBy Toby T
Visualization and imagery are not new ideas. It is more common among people than they realize. When you daydream or sit and think about what could or might be, that is you visualizing. It’s not that hard a task, is it?
People, particularly athletes, frequently imagine themselves in various positive or winning roles, allowing them to experience and learn the fundamental skills of visualization and imagery.
However, as a beginner, you can master this skill through practice. You can begin by visualizing the process and actions that will transform you into the person you want to be every night before you go to bed.
Consider yourself blasting off the blocks with power and strength, and imagine the crowd’s roar as they look up to see a new world record and a new Olympic champion being crowned.
On the other hand, the ability to see clearly is a great way to succeed at visualization, and using props makes it even more effective. Using props allows you to bring your imagery to life by making it more realistic. That way, you can see and feel what it’s like to be the athlete you want.
For example, you could dress in their uniform, go to the field, and engage in various imagination and visualization exercises to help you feel and smell the ground and experience what you want to be on a personal level.
Remember that you can always use props, field equipment, or training equipment to give this experience a more realistic sensory feel.