Was just reading some of the entries at another blog and it got me to thinking about something I read in the Silva Method book (on my resources page, click here).  It’s something that when I reflect back on it, is a great idea for improving results.

I don’t remember what page in the book it was, but basically the idea in a nutshell is this.  Keep a memory of the time you got the best result for what you were trying to attract.  For example, the example they use was from a taxi driver.  He wanted to have more fares to/from the airport.  So he went about visualizing what it would be like to have someone come up and ask for a ride to the airport.  It didn’t happen right away, but when they got their first passenger that wanted to go to the airport, they firmly planted the whole event in their memory.  The feelings, the actions, everything they could associate with the fare.
The next time they wanted that type of fare, instead of trying to visualize it from scratch, they just vividly remembered the previous experience.  This next time it happened faster, so they memorized this experience the same way.  End result was they normally don’t have to wait long now for getting passengers that want to go to the airport.

There are some reasons why this would work good.  Granted, the mind can’t tell the difference between imagination and reality, but it’s a lot easier for the mind to recall a memory that actually happened than to try and create/recreate said experience.  The same holds true for the feelings/emotions/smells/feels/etc.  Sure you can create them from scratch, which is what you’ll do for anything you’ve never experienced before, but if you HAVE experienced it before, why not use that as the visualization instead of working to create a new one.

Another reason is because you have already experienced it happening, so your mind doesn’t have to make as big a leap to try and believe it can happen.  Basically it’s a lot easier to follow a path than to trailblaze a new one.  That’s one less thing you have to work hard at and it’ll usually be more effective.  It’s like anything else, the more often you do something successfully, the easier it is to do next time.  Not saying it’s going to be foolproof or always be successful, but if it helps you be 1% more successful, isn’t it worth it?  There’s a lot more good info in that Silva Method book than what I’m going to cover here, so if you want further information, either go to the resource page (click here) to order it from Amazon.com, or see if they have it at your local library.