Visualizing where we want to end up is a big part of leadership. We’ve got to have an idea of where we’re going.
When we visualize, it’s like painting a picture of the end. It’s beautiful and we know the way we want it to end.
Did you know though that you can visualize the end at the wrong time?
Visualizing At The Wrong Time
There’s a right and a wrong time to visualize. The wrong time can kill your momentum.
You shouldn’t visualize the end victory while you’re in the middle of the work. It can cripple you. Taking away vital energy you need to complete the work.
Meb Keflezighi, an Olympic runner and the 2009 New York Marathon winner, discovered this the hard way. In his book, Run To Overcome, he describes an incident where he visualized his win only to fail miserably.