August 4th, 2011 by KP
Key 4: Visualize the Outcome
You want to make your goal real & present in the realm of your consciousness, in other words as if it’s already happened. As if it is reality now.
Think in the present, you don’t wish “I want to do this”, it just is. What do we really intend? A lot is mental, a lot is imaging.
99% of the progress & practice ends up being small small details. The small details that no one else sees but you. And they’re the finite details that build mastery of a craft.
Is consciousness real or not real? People say “that’s just in your mind”, but does your consciousness exist in the universe? Yes, and it is very powerful. Then the idea is to have this mesh between your consciousness & the material world.
I visualize as if it’s happening, now. I see it exactly the way I want it to go down. The way you visualize is very important, you can’t visualize from the point of view of ‘this is what you would like to have happen’, but from the viewpoint of it is already happening, it is a done deal, it is reality.
The more you are prepared, the “luckier” you’ll get. The harder you work, the “luckier” you’ll get.
People think luck is this magical fate outside of our control, just being “in the right place at the right time”. But luck isn’t being in the right place at the right time, “luck” or what people think is luck, is THE RIGHT PERSON being in the right place at the right time. And how do you become that “right person”? Practice, and preparation. Practice is the preparation. Michael Jordan wasn’t “lucky” to be noticed for his ability, the fact he had worked his ass off & practiced harder than anyone else, that when “he was in the right place at the right time” he was actually “the right person in the right place at the right time”. That’s what luck is. Not down to fate, but down to you being ready for an opportunity when it presents itself to you.
When some people don’t think I can do something, it very gently, yet very powerfully pisses me off. Please do bet against me. A bet against a champion is a bad bet, a champion shows who they truly are when they are tested.
Imagine a moment where you are on your death bed, and you think, “I could have been…”. Trying something and giving it your best, the pain of that weighs ounces, sometimes more often than not you are proud of yourself for giving it your best shot. But the weight of regret, that weighs tons. A life of pain and being able to go to my dearth bed and say “I pulled it off, I did it” is a lot more inspiring to me than to think of a life of no pain & going to my death bed and saying “I didn’t really try to achieve my dream or to give it my best shot”. That’s bad news.
As a musician, all you need is your imagination. And then you channel the inner stuff. Where you get lost in the moment, you don’t think, you just flow. You feel it.
Visualize as if your dream is reality, as if it is happening right now. If you believe it as reality, it won’t be long before the “mesh” between your consciousness and the material world happens.