The Importance of Visualization and Mindset
"You have heard there are two types of people in the world- those whose glass is half-empty and those whose glass is half-full. In this broad-brush generalization, what we're saying is that someone is completely negative or completely positive. The half-empty folks combine negative thinking with negative emotional states, locking themselves into a scarce worldview supported by feelings of scarcity. It's the opposite for the half-full folks. However, it is possible, as you learn the art of positivity, to be stuck in emotional purgatory where you think positively but feel negatively. Many of you may have read about or even practiced self-talk. But this is only part of the equation. One must speak, visualize, and feel positively in order to be aligned in positivity. Otherwise, the emotional states counteract the positive self-talk and imagery, leading to weak results. The starting point is emotional awareness: Are you emotionally positive or negative?" - Mark Divine, The Way of The SEAL; pg. 99, Harness Your Emotions.