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Yes, I Can!: Using Visualization To Achieve Your Goals

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Why you need to read this book

Yes I Can! is for anyone who ever said, "I wish I could be like that person." Deep down we know that we all have the potential to be "that person", but achieving it seems impossible in practice. Well it's not impossible because you have the power to dramatically change your life. You can become more confident and motivated and find greater focus and direction in your life. You can become a better leader or manager and fill yourself with positive energy. You can lead the fulfilling life you have always dreamed of, and much more.

And it can all start today by following the simple five-minute exercises in this book. Once you get used to the techniques provided and have seen the real results you can achieve, you'll understand how you can adapt the exercises directly to your own specific life and circumstances, to achieve much more specific goals.

See yourself as successful - be successful

You have the power to change your life in ways that you may not even realize. As long as you can see where you want to be, or what you want to achieve, then you can make it happen. All you need to do is set aside a few minutes a day to visualize what you want to change or improve, and you'll find the focus and direction to get what you want.

Using the power of creative visualization and other well-understood psychological techniques, you'll find this book is packed with practical, real world examples of changes that you can achieve in your life, using tried and tested techniques that have been demonstrated to be highly effective in numerous controlled studies.

Yes I Can! contains simple, easy-to-follow, five-minute exercises developed by motivation expert Robin Nixon, which have worked wonders for thousands of others - now it's time to make them work for you.

How this book will change your life

By following the exercises in this book, you'll learn how to achieve all the following, and much more:

  • Learn to love yourself, life and others more - and be loved too.

  • Achieve any goal on which you set your heart.

  • Attain a level of self-confidence to match your abilities.

  • Quickly recover from failure to try again.

  • Motivate yourself when there's a task to do.

  • Increase your stamina, concentration and commitment.

  • Diminish negative energy.

  • Learn to relax and become fulfilled.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction: This Book Will Change Your Life
  7. 1 Learning to Visualize
    1. HOW VISUALIZATION WORKS
    2. EXPECTING A POSITIVE OUTCOME
    3. HOLDING ONTO YOUR BELIEF
    4. SELECTING GOALS YOU CAN ACHIEVE
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  8. 2 Belief Is Half the Battle
    1. LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU
    2. LOOKING AT HOW YOU VIEW YOURSELF
    3. COMPARING FAMOUS BANKRUPTS
    4. DOING THINGS BY NOT KNOWING YOU CAN’T
    5. THE MEDICINE THAT WORKS PURELY ON BELIEF
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  9. 3 Standing Up for Yourself
    1. BECOMING MORE ASSERTIVE
    2. BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
    3. LEARNING TO SAY ‘NO’
    4. STANDING YOUR GROUND
    5. AVOIDING THE DANGERS OF APPEASEMENT
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  10. 4 Lighting the Fire Inside
    1. DETERMINING WHY YOU WANT TO BE MOTIVATED
    2. LEARNING HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE GET MOTIVATED
    3. DISCOVERING HOW YOU CAN HAVE GREATER MOTIVATION
    4. PRACTISING THE VISUALIZATION
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  11. 5 Building Confidence
    1. THE DUNNING–KRUGER EFFECT
    2. GETTING A HANDLE ON YOUR TRUE ABILITIES
    3. CUSTOMIZING THE AFFIRMATIONS
    4. THE BENEFITS OF BEING MORE CONFIDENT
    5. SETTING YOURSELF A FIRM GOAL
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  12. 6 Practising Patience and Perseverance
    1. SAVING YOUR MONEY
    2. FOCUSING ON A PARTICULAR DESIRE
    3. AN EXERCISE WORTH PRACTISING
    4. OTHER APPLICATIONS
    5. NEVER GIVING UP
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  13. 7 Plucking Up Courage
    1. HOW AFFIRMATIONS WORK
    2. BUILDING ON YOUR GROWING COURAGE
    3. MAINTAINING COMMON SENSE AND FOCUS
    4. GOING AHEAD AGAINST THE ODDS
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  14. 8 Setting and Achieving Goals
    1. SPENDING THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND YOUR GOAL
    2. WRITING AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUR GOALS
    3. KEEPING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON BOARD
    4. REPETITION IS THE KEY
    5. EXPECTING RESULTS
    6. STUDYING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WRITTEN GOALS
    7. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  15. 9 Leading from the Front
    1. BECOMING CONFIDENT AS A LEADER
    2. SHARING YOUR VISION
    3. LINING UP YOUR PRIORITIES
    4. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
    5. MAINTAINING CONSISTENCY
    6. EMBODYING ALL THESE TRAITS
    7. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  16. 10 Committing Yourself
    1. THE SURVIVAL OF THE COMMITTED
    2. COMMITTING TO RELATIONSHIPS
    3. COMMITTING TO BETTERMENT
    4. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  17. 11 Gaining Boundless Enthusiasm
    1. OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
    2. FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE SUBLIME
    3. PRACTISING CAUTION
    4. HOW VISUALIZATION WILL HELP
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  18. 12 Acquiring Better Focus
    1. SEEING LIFE THROUGH A LENS
    2. TAKING GREATER NOTICE
    3. HAVING THE WRONG FOCUS
    4. FINDING THE RIGHT FOCUS
    5. EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  19. 13 Assuming Responsibility
    1. TOMORROW ALWAYS COMES
    2. HAVING RESPONSIBILITY THRUST UPON YOU
    3. CHOOSING TO TAKE ON RESPONSIBILITY
    4. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE
    5. INCREASING YOUR DESIRE FOR RESPONSIBILITY
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  20. 14 Using Body Language
    1. ABOUT MIRROR NEURONS
    2. THE PENCIL STUDY
    3. SMILING IS GOOD FOR YOU
    4. NOT JUST FACES
    5. CONTROLLING YOUR TONE OF VOICE
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  21. 15 Encouraging Creativity
    1. BEING ARTISTIC
    2. AWAKENING YOUR CREATIVITY
    3. CONSTRUCTING A CREATIVITY CHAIN
    4. COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND
    5. CONSIDER THE FLEA
    6. DOING IT FOR SOMEONE ELSE
    7. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  22. 16 Generating Positive Energy
    1. ABOUT PHYSICAL ENERGY
    2. EMOTIONAL ENERGY
    3. SPIRITUAL ENERGY
    4. THE ENERGY WITHIN
    5. COMPARING THE ENERGY TYPES
    6. LETTING GO OF WORRIES AND HURTS
    7. INCREASING POSITIVE ENERGY
    8. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  23. 17 Painting the Vista
    1. PAINTING YOUR OWN VISTAS
    2. PRESENTING YOUR VISTA
    3. OUTSIDE OF THE WORKPLACE
    4. USING YOUR VISTA
    5. THINKING PURELY VISUALLY
    6. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  24. 18 Fostering Curiosity
    1. THE VACATION EFFECT
    2. CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE
    3. EXPANDING YOUR KNOWLEDGE
    4. USING CURIOSITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  25. 19 Learning to Relax
    1. HOW WE DEAL WITH STRESS
    2. WHAT CAUSES STRESS?
    3. USING INSTANT RECALL
    4. COMBATING STRESS WITH THE TRUTH
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  26. 20 Spreading Happiness
    1. UNDERSTANDING HAPPINESS
    2. BEING HAPPY BY MAKING OTHERS HAPPY
    3. A NATURAL HIGH
    4. SHARING YOUR JOY WITH OTHERS
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  27. 21 Taking Pride
    1. WHY WE NEED TO HAVE PRIDE
    2. PRAISING OTHERS THE RIGHT WAY
    3. CATCHING HUBRIS BEFORE IT GROWS
    4. QUIETING YOUR EGO
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  28. 22 Becoming Fulfilled
    1. WHAT IS FULFILMENT?
    2. ATTAINING FULFILMENT
    3. PUTTING THINGS RIGHT
    4. HAVING IT ALL MAKE SENSE
    5. IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER . . .
  29. About the Author
  30. Index