Subjects — V

Visualization Quotations

A couple of times a day I sit quietly and visualize my body fighting the AIDS virus. It’s the same as me sitting and seeing myself hit the perfect serve. I did that often when I was an athlete.

Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.

The real trick is to make the moves in your head first, as a way of testing them out.

The whole idea is to enable you to see mentally the picture at all hours of the day.

You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.

See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.

It helped me in the air to keep my small mind contained in earthly human limits, not lost in vertiginous space and elements unknown.

I have always been driven by some distant music — a battle hymn no doubt — for I have been at war from the beginning. I’ve never looked back before. I’ve never had the time and it has always seemed so dangerous.

I train myself mentally with visualization. The morning of a tournament, before I put my feet on the floor, I visualize myself making perfect runs with emphasis on technique, all the way through to what my personal best is in practice…. The more you work with this type of visualization, especially when you do it on a day-to-day basis, you’ll actually begin to feel your muscles contracting at the appropriate times.