The History, Science, and How-To of Visualization

The History, Science, and How-To of Visualization:

Visualization is one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox. You can use it to improve your performance or even to enhance your life experience. Some might say that visualizing something will make you forget about it. However, I believe that visualization can have positive effects on our lives and if used properly, it can help us achieve goals faster than without any help from visualization techniques.

I am going to share with you some of my favorite visualization techniques that are very useful when trying to reach your goals. These techniques are not only effective but they can also be quite fun too!

Before we start, let me tell you that these techniques may seem pretty complicated at first sight. However, after reading this article, you will see how simple they really are and how much time and effort is saved by using them.

As always, you should try out all of these techniques before committing yourself to anything. If you feel like you don’t need to do so, then just skip down to the next section. But if you want to learn more about visualization techniques and how they can benefit your life, read on…

1) Imagery Exercise: The Power of Imagination (How-To)

The power of imagination is well known throughout history. Scientists such as Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking have discussed the importance of using your imagination to see the outcomes that you want.

The power of your mind is a very strong tool that can take you from rags to riches (or from poverty to riches if you so desire), if you learn how to use it correctly.

For this exercise, get yourself in a comfortable position and make sure not to have any distractions around you.

Sources & references used in this article:

The ecological approach to text visualization by JA Wise – … of the American Society for Information Science, 1999 – Wiley Online Library

A pattern identification approach to cartographic visualization by AM MacEachren, JH Ganter – Cartographica: The International …, 1990 –

Visualization: A metacognitive skill in science and science education by JK Gilbert – Visualization in science education, 2005 – Springer