Womens Fitness Goal Setting Using Positive Visualization
When we talk about the concept of positive visualization
in the context of womens fitness goal setting or any other
goalsetting activity, what does it mean? And more specifically,
how can it help you?
Positive visualization is the process whereby you vividly
and mentally imagine/create a 'state or the experience
of having realised your goals before you have actually achieved them.
So powerful is this act, that it has a "compelling effect on you
in the present" (McDermott et al).
If you are in any doubt as to the validity and potency of
positive visualisation in helping you to achieve your womens fitness goal setting outcome, keep in mind that successful people and high
achievers have one crucial characteristic in common. That is, -
they always have a vivid picture in their minds of exactly
what they want and how they are going to achieve it.
In fact, they will talk about their goal or goals as if they
have already been achieved and they are merely going through the
practicalities. You see, these successful women already know what
achieving their health and fitness goals is going to be like. So vivid and compelling
are their visualisations that for them the goal outcome already
exist in their minds and it is just a matter of their manifesting
at the right time.
It is this reality alone that will focus their minds and govern
their subsequent behaviours, thus turning them into highly
motivated individuals who are ready to achieve their health & fitness goals. They
will always tell you that they feel, sleep, smell and can
even taste their successful outcome. That is the power of
positive visualization and how it can help you too in realising
your womens fitness goal setting.
How Positive Visualizations
Can Help You Achieve Your Woman Fitness Goal Setting Outcome
Irrespective of whether your personal goal
setting relate to a womens fitness goal,
healthy eating goals,
career goals financial goals or even
a sales goals, there are four key techniques that will increase
your visual imagery, of which positive visualisation is one.
These are motivation, enthusiasm, positive re-inforcements and
visualisation. One important factor that underpins these
key elements is positive thinking. Apply all four of these
powerful visual imagery techniques to your women's health and
fitness goal setting and success of your fitness goals are
Let's assume you already have your clearly written women's health
and fitness goals. If you don't, go straight to free 5 part activity goal setting and follow the five
stages of the guidance there before returning here. You will also
be able to access free health goal setting forms and goal sheets.
You cannot afford to skip that important stage.
Now that you have your written health goals to hand, the
following set out how successful womens health and fitness goal
setting can be achieved, using the power of positive
Feeding your motivation
Motivation is a wonderful thing. Think about it and picture it
in terms of a personal savings account, where you have the option
of making deposits or withdrawals. When you think/visualise
positive things happening as regard your womens fitness goal setting outcome, you act positively - so crediting your
Don't allow yourself or anyone else to make too many withdrawals
from your motivation account. An example of how this can happen
is, when you are feeling really positive an optimistic about an
idea in relation to your women's fitness goal setting; only to find that the opinions of friends/relations or your
own negative self-talk dampen your enthusiasm and optimism.
a close eye on any negative internal or external feedback on your womens fitness goal setting activities, or you
might just run your motivational account dry. Simply replace
negativity with positive, fruitful visualisations to get you back
Maintaining your enthusiasm
Don't expect your partner, family and friends to get excited
about your womens fitness goal setting outcome if you are less
than excited yourself. Treat your ideas as you would delicate
seedlings - nourish, water and protect them from the harshness of
the elements. Use positive thoughts and visualisation of your
seelings' growth to bear fruit; so too will your motivation
and enthusiasm grow toward your women's health and fitness goal setting activities.
This aspect of your womens fitness goal setting activity has already been covered extensively else-where - free activity goal
setting forms and how to journal. Do
remember to create a personal file to hold all your womens
fitness goal setting material.
In a nutshell, positive reinforcements of your health & fitness goals work
on different levels. Let's say for instance that your goal is to
enhance your woman fitness, (note: your goal would be more specific
than this example, based on your definition of what fitness means
You might for instance want to get fit enough to run a marathon -
in which case, your goal might be somewhere along the lines of
'I will run the marathon scheduled for (date)'. Reading
this goal daily will serve as a positive re-inforcement toward
Likewise, using other visual aids such as
photographs and pictures of other successful athletes or fitness
personalities - i.e. the shape and tone of their bodies and even
the winning medal etc., are all powerful visual aids that set the
scene for your own woman fitness goalsetting achievement. The more fantastic the scene is,
the more saturated you become and the greater your resolve to
succeed with your woman fitness goal.
Visualisation enables you to taste, feel, sense and experience
the very future you want to create in the 'here and now' -
(running the marathon or winning the marathon). This
process of making your women's fitness goal outcome real
in your mind, help you to become highly motivated to take the
necessary actions to make it happen.
Sure, things won't always go according to plan with your women's fitness goal setting, or any other goal for that matter. It is natural
to experience setbacks, challenges, disappointments or even
fear, - all of which can dampen or cripple your enthusiasm.
Bear in mind however, that the key characteristic that sets
successful people apart from those who are not are, - positivity
and optimism. To achieve your womens fitness goal setting outcome,
you must be well equipped; have the ability to remain positive,
to dig deep and to bounce back from whatever challenges that
are thrown at you while pursuing your health fitness goals.
So how do you go about visualising yourself running or winning
that marathon? Firstly, your visualisation must be
positive. It is after all going to totally focus your mind and
shape your behaviours/actions toward your womens fitness goal setting activity so make sure it is all good stuff.
Secondly, carry out your positive visualization exercise first
thing when you wake in the morning; just before you drift off
to sleep at night and especially at other times when you might
experience fleeting bouts of pessimism, doubt or fear.
With effective positive visualisation of you achieving
your womens fitness goal setting outcome, - you will see yourself
clearly running/winning the marathon. You will see all the people
involved, - other participants, spectators, your partner, family
or friends and the pride in their eyes. But most importantly, you
will see yourself running. Where is the marathon being held? In
which county are you? Now, picture vividly your physical
appearance - muscle tone and strength. How are you feeling?
(Keep it positive)! Are you bursting with energy, full of stamina
and feeling absolutely terrific? Of course you are.
What is being said by people along the way? Are you hearing the
praise that is coming from the crowd? Can you hear any other sounds
above the crowd - such as a plane, a bird etc., What else do you
see? Is that the finishing line ahead? What are you thinking?
What smells are you sensing? What is that taste in your mouth -
Is it the taste of your success? How does it feel to have
achieved your womens fitness goal setting outcome? What does it
mean to you? How has it changed your life for the better? How
are you going to expand your womens fitness goal result?
The above information is not specific to womens fitness goal
setting. The principles apply to any other aspect of your life
where you want to set goals; such as career health goal, financial health goal
or even sales goals. The essential thing to remember, is to
remain positive, believe and visualise their fruition as follows:
People co-operating with you
Opportunities presenting themselves
Breaking down challenges, barriers and blocks to your goals
Achieving your goals
What achieving your womens fitness goal setting outcome will mean to you
Don't forget, you can access the entire goal setting guidance
and goal setting forms and goal sheet
to help you with every aspect of your personal goal setting.
Here's a FREE gift for you that will help you to focus your
mind - Free Daily Meditations For Women
"The secret of making something
work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it
work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold
that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it
working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or
disbelief". (Eileen Caddy)
The information on this site is purely of educational value
and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You
must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.
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