Imagination creates reality.
The mind is powerful. Psychologists, coaches, and players know this. What you imagine can become a concrete reality.
Successful athletes are aware that mental presentation is a key to a championship. Players who visualize success in their head are the ones who win the competition.
“Mental imagery, mental practice, or visualisation is a technique that has been used by sports psychologists for years to improve athletic performance on the playing field. Many successful Olympic athletes, basketball players, golfers, tennis players and other sports people credit the technique for their competitive edge, mental awareness, well-being and confidence.”
How imagination creates success?
Simply imagining physical activities can actually fire your muscle in a certain degree of intensity.
Why? Because the brain sends a signal to muscles involved in carrying actions. Dr. McKay adds;
“Surprisingly, visualisation can even strengthen muscles. Simply imaging you’re lifting weights in the gym can increase muscle strength by up to half as much as if you’re actually doing it. The visualising brain sends electrical signals to the muscles, which makes them stronger, even if you’re not moving.”
Before recent studies, people in the past had already believed that the brain is capable of anything. The law of attraction is one of the examples. It states that whatever you hold in your mind (imagination), can become reality.
In addition, imagination is basically attracting things which fi its imaginary images. Ultimately, imagination activates the body’s strength without doing anything.
Great leaders in the past knew the power of imagination. It made them realized their greatest dream.
Needless to say, the brain is powerful enough. The only question is what do you imagine? Is it for good or bad?
What other benefits of healthy imagination?
Because the mind has the capacity to activate muscles, researchers have realized the potential to use imagination to help people recover from stroke. Dr. McKay suggests;
“Because neuroimaging studies have shown the same parts of the brain are activated during mental rehearsal and actual practice, it’s thought that the technique may help recovery from stroke, especially when used to rehearse demanding or complex motor tasks like walking or writing.”
Due to the advanced neuroscience studies, we are now beginning to understand the true power of our brain. Human potential is really boundless.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.