“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein
To imagine actions vividly is called visualization. What sounds like daydreaming is correctly used one of the best tools for self-improvement. At this point I want to give you an overview for the areas of application. For every area I will post a separate article, later.
Here is an incomplete list:
Mental training: Is applied by almost all athletes. They visualize sequences of movements, plays, strategies but also their emotions. As a result they achieve a better performance.
To overcome anxiety: Here you visualize the worst-case scenario.
Memory: Your memory can be increased enormously by applying the right kind of visualization technique. Such techniques are used by mental athletes.
To reach goals: You must believe that you can reach your goal before you can actually do it.
Observe what you visualize and what you want to accomplish by doing so.
– Gaius Wolf