Visualization is one of the most powerful tools we have to make our dreams become a reality. It is a daily ritual of mine and I have manifested some pretty amazing things and circumstances into my life since I began practicing the art of visualization. However, if I had not acted upon that which I was visualizing, the manifestation would surely have stood me up.

Most of us have heard the phrase “Thoughts become things”. What it should say is, "Thoughts followed by action, become things." Without action, all thought remains within the confines our imaginations.

In order to shed a little more light on this, let’s look at Tom. Tom is employed as a production worker in a large factory. He is continuously daydreaming about life as a multi-millionaire and often shares his vision with his friends, family and co-workers. Each day, Tom follows the exact same routine and does not take any action steps toward his dream of becoming a multi-millionaire. He goes to work, goes to the gym, comes home and watches television the remainder of the day. He has not made a plan and therefore has not taken a single action to make his dream into a reality (making a plan is considered an action step by the way). Because Tom has not taken any action, his family, friends and co-workers do not take him seriously and they often laugh, smirk or roll their eyes when Tom begins talking about his dream of becoming a multi-millionaire. He is frequently told that he's living in a fantasy world and soon Tom accepts that statement as true. Tom never makes a move toward his dream. A majority of the population is like Tom and do not pursue their dreams because they fail to take action.

Had Tom enrolled in a class or training, or taken some other action step toward his dream, he may have received more support. Of course, there will always be skeptics and I’m in no way implying that the negative reactions of others should be taken seriously. What I am saying is there is power in action that will silence the skeptics as well as any negative thoughts that our own minds may be producing. See, while Tom is merely "thinking" about becoming a multi-millionaire, his mind is also implanting thoughts of doubt and fear. Nothing spells “I’m serious about this” like action. Thoughts can only spell “I’m thinking about this” which is why so many people are referred to as “dreamers” or accused of “having thoughts of grandeur”. They speak, but they don’t act. Ironically, fear and doubt are generally caused by inaction and the biggest reason for inaction is doubt and fear. So, how do we get around this vicious cycle? By taking action of course. Just do it.

When you take action, any action, you are summoning your subconscious mind to be alert and point out the people, places and things that will help you make your thoughts a reality. You are essentially calling exactly what you need to make this thing happen into your existence. It has always amazed me how many people reject that theory, yet we have no problem accepting the fact that we can pick up a small unattached object, type in a few “numbers” and speak instantly to a person thousands of miles away. If we can comprehend and accept that we are able to tune into timeless sound patterns and reach a specific destination (without hesitation), then why is it so difficult to wrap our minds around the fact that we can also tune into an idea and a result? Really ponder that for a few minutes and hopefully it will help you to realize the true power you have to turn your thoughts into things. Remember, every single thing around you began as a thought. Everything.

Whatever it is that you want to happen for you, visualize it and take action. You only need to take the first step and you will naturally move into the next, then the next, and so on. Keep the visualization solid in your mind in order to avoid getting distracted.

Visualization gives you the directions to your destination, and action gives you a lift.

Author's Bio: 

Danielle Pierre is an entrepreneur, published author & certified life coach.

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