Apr 152013

image of a globe in someone's handsThis is a guest post from Rishan Bhagowat from Manifest Absolutely Anything.

In this week’s blog post I am going to share with you the three biggest mistakes I see our clients make when it comes to applying the Law of Attraction and visualization.

Fixing just these three mistakes will supercharge your visualizations and empower you to manifest your deepest desires with unbelievable consistency.

Mistake #1: Not Enough Detail

The first mistake I’m going to call out is not visualizing with enough detail. We’re all guilty of this one (even me!)

Objective research has conclusively shown that the more detailed we can get with out goals and visualization, the more effort we’re likely to put in to achieving those goals, the more likely we are to persist through challenges…and the more likely we are to succeed.

The level of detail that is required is to describe *exactly* what it will look like when you have accomplished your goal. This involves details about the environment, the people involved, the sights, sounds, feelings (both physical and emotional) etc.

The easiest way to get this kind of detail is to write a one page description of exactly what it will look like when you’ve achieved your goal. Writing it down and forcing yourself to make it at least one page forces you think about the kind of detail that creates amazing results.

Mistake #2: Thinking Only of the Positive

This one might be a little counter-intuitive but stick with me for a second.

Gabriele Oettingen, professor of Psychology at NYU has clearly shown over thousands of experiments done by her and her team, that imagining *only* the final outcome results in a lower level of commitment and action…and a lower level of success.

Instead, what we want to do is go back and forth between the final outcome and various challenges and steps along the way.

So in practice first we first imagine the final outcome in all the glorious detail mentioned in “Mistake #1,” then we think about some challenges we might face along the way, then we switch back to imagining the final outcome, then we consider some of the steps we’ll need to take…and so on and so on.

Fixing this one mistake with exponentially increase your motivation to action on your goal and your ability to deal with challenges along the way…allowing you to manifest whatever it is you desire quicker and easier than ever before.

Mistake #3: Ignoring the Practical Details

colorful eyeIn a set of related experiments, Professor Oettingen and her colleges have shown that taking the time to think about and visualize the steps along the way to our goal results in greater level of effort, persistence and success.

Once we’ve gone through the process outlined in “Mistake #2” (it’s called Mental Contrasting by the way) we’ll have a good idea of some of the things we’ll need to do manifest our desire.

At first these may be broad, vague ideas..that’s OK, they’ll become more specific with time.

For now, we want to take these ideas and insert them into our visualization practice. We want to see ourselves going through the steps to manifesting our desire and dealing with some of the possible challenges along the way.

Adding in this step programs our resources to take the action necessary to manifest our desires, making it as automatic and as painless as possible.

This is a Guest Post from Rishan Bhagowat

Rishan Bhagowat profile pictureRishan became one of the youngest practicing actuaries in the world at age 22. He promptly “retired” from that professional job as an actuary at age 23.

Since then, Rishan has travelled extensively and now lives life on his terms. He has lived in at least 7 countries in the last 5 years and visited countless others. His story is a real world example of the freedom you can achieve using his technology.

Rishan’s approach to the Law of Attraction steers clear of magical thinking and is strongly grounded in objective research and what works in the real world.

If you enjoyed his evidence based approach to the Law of Attraction check out his step-by-step blueprint to manifesting absolutely anything desire *almost overnight* on his website here: