Basics of Visualization
Mark Devine | 5:04
Hey folks, mark Divine here, coming at you from Seal Fit Headquarters with the latest edition of SEAL Fit tv. Today we are going to talk about visualization basics. Now, visualization is near and dear to my heart. It's been part of my training for years, uh, helped me become a Navy Seal, helped me get through, become honor man in my class, uh, has helped me in business, uh, helps me perform at all.
Uh, it's an extraordinarily, um, valuable skill to. And it's one of the cornerstones of our Unbeatable Mind program. Okay. And so I want to give you a few, uh, thoughts and, and tips on how to develop a visualization practice. First, there's really two types of visualization or two ways that we use visualization.
Um, there's more than this, but this, these are the two primary for athletes and, and leaders. Uh, first is what we call a rehearsal visualization. Now, this is when you are wanna perform a skill, you know, to a level of perfection. Uh, well then in our mind's, We can practice it with that perfection and our physiology will accept the practice at a very subtle level so that when we show up to do the, the actual event in, in our bodies, so to speak, um, you know, our performance will improve.
And so the more you practice the visualization, the more, uh, or the better the, the performance will get in the outside world. And so there's really, uh, there's a lot more to it than that, but that's, you know, kind of at the nuts and bolts level, what a performance or rehearsal visualization is. Uh, second is what I will call an idealized state visualization.
And this is what, you know, some would call manifestation or what I've referred to as also a future me state. So this is where you'll, um, envision. Uh, an ideal state for yourself at some point in the future. Like if you're working on becoming a. A leader, a master, authentic leader, then you can envision yourself, uh, performing in the context of being right, not performing an event, but being that person, you know, interacting with people authentically, you know, making decisive, uh, calls that are spot on, being calm in the, in the face of, you know, danger and chaos.
I mean, being the type of person. So you see yourself, uh, as that person and that imagery starts to take root and it really gives you a lot of confidence and it gives you momentum toward. State. Okay. And so when you do that second one, it's gonna be also a long term project. Um, and think in terms of months or years, right?