“Anything you can imagine, you can create.” — Oprah Winfrey
Your internal beliefs create your external reality, and your dominant thoughts determine what you attract in your life. Therefore, if you want to attract more money, it’s crucial to visualize it as if you already have it.
Visualizing as if you’ve already achieved the wealth that you want not only enables you to imagine what your life and lifestyle will be like once you have reached your goals, but also helps you cultivate a mindset that is more receptive to financial gain and prosperity.
Whenever you hit a roadblock or encounter a personal or professional setback, your vision will serve as a powerful source of motivation that will fuel you day and night and keep pushing you forward when uncertainty looms and things get difficult.
Imagining you have all the money you desire also helps you create an abundance mindset, as opposed to getting stuck in a mindset of scarcity.
Author and success coach Jack Canfield explains, “One of the big reasons why the wealthy have no problem getting richer is that they see the money they don’t have as something that is both abundant and acquirable, while at the same time, seeing the money they do have as a tool that can be used to make more money rather than something that has to be protected or saved.”
Of course, this kind of abundance mentality comes naturally when a person has tons of money in their bank account. But another way to develop it is by visualizing that you already have money in abundance.
One way to visualize your desired future is to make a vision board. Just take a blank poster or cardboard and fill it with snippets and pictures from magazines or websites that represent what you want yourself and your life to look like in a certain timeframe; it could be 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or more. Keep in mind to put the finished vision board in a prominent place in your office or home so that you are regularly reminded of your desired goals. Alternatively, you can also create a vision board on Pinterest or a dedicated app on your phone, just make it a priority to revisit it every day.
Another tactic is to create a physical reminder that acts as an anchor point for your visualization routine, for instance, carrying a hundred dollar bill (or an equivalent amount of your nation’s currency) in your wallet or purse. Pretend spending the cash to buy whatever you like whenever you’re out and about. Simply doing this routine can make you feel wealthier and prevent you from ever being able to say that you cannot afford something because you don’t have the necessary cash in your pocket – and thus prevent the scarcity mindset and eliminate the limiting beliefs that go along with being broke.