Do you want great things to happen in your life? Visualize it. Do you want to change your life in any way? Imagine yourself at the end result.
I think most of us are really great at getting ideas of things we want to see happen in lives. I know that sometimes I get excited about something like a prospective trip or event or thing I want to do. I'll get wrapped up in a fantasy in my head and think great things. Sometimes my imagination takes me back on the stage performing music with a wonderful audience in front of me. Other times I have an idea for a business. Often, I live with the idea, and it falls away after a few days or weeks.
Then there are other times when the vision stays with me, like when I decided I wanted to publish my conversations with Rhonda Shasteen in a book to share with the world. I had a vision, shared it with others, gained support that I wasn't off my rocker, and pursued it until it became my reality. Now Views from the 13th Floor is a reality.
Thank goodness for the time delay that helps you formulate your thoughts well. Time allows you to re-evaluate your situation and decide whether or not that idea is really the best for you and what you want. If it sticks, then by all means, grasp the vision and hold on to it. Pursue it until it is a reality. Use it daily to fuel your progress to where you want to go. If you let it live inside you without getting too discouraged, then there's no stopping you. Maybe that's why great leaders are often described as people who had a vision for the company.
Visualization is a very powerful tool to help you reach goals. I have applied it many times before in my life: I went to Interlochen Arts Academy to study opera, as I healed from an illness, before I moved to Dallas, Texas, and when I published my book. I saw the end result before it happened, and it came into reality.
Sometimes you see yourself in places and those things don't happen. I could totally see myself in certain universities, but the reality was that I didn't get into them all. I just have to let that go to the fact that it wasn't the best direction for my life even if I couldn't see it all at the time. That age old saying goes, "When one door closes, another door opens." The other door has always opened, and things do turn out OK even if there are bumps along the way.
Visualize your dreams and make them your reality. You can!