With the opening of a new year & decade, reflecting on your progress as well as regaining focus on your dreams is vital.
The time has come to set your desired goals and aspire for a better year in music.
Setting your goals is the first step, but becoming a successful musician is a combination of hard work and patience. And if a professional career in music is what you seek, then you need to start pointing yourself towards progress.
When it comes to chasing success, there is one simple yet important practice many musicians seem to overlook.
Having a mental image of being a successful musician can do wonders for you. In a nutshell, visualization can aid your focus, keep you motivated, encourage risk-taking and positive thinking, as well as build your self-confidence.
Implementing Visualization into your daily practice can improve your chances of success, as it also tricks your brain into working even harder on your goals.
Here are 3 Reasons Why Visualization is Important for a Successful Music Career:
1. Increased Focus and Motivation
Once you set the goals you desire and are ready to chase, you can start visualizing them.
When you think about the one thing you need and desire, you lose sight of non-important matters. The thing is… visualizing what we’re after activates the law of attraction, which makes it easier to fulfill our dreams.
Have a closer look at your goals. Visualize yourself being a successful musician. Control your mind and the way you think instead of the other way around. Constant visualization gives your mind the peace it needs. When you are constantly visualizing, you’re training your mind to focus on what’s important.
Seeing what’s ahead for you as a future musician can stimulate your workload and bring you more focus on your desires.
Imagine your end goal and the feeling that accompanies it. The more frequently you visualize, the more motivated and driven you’ll become.
2. Visualization increases your Confidence
Many musicians have self-doubt when it comes to releasing music or performing live.
I understand… being a musician is nowhere near easy. But implementing visualization into your daily routine will develop a belief in self as well as build the confidence you need. Confidence in your Brand, Music, Personality, and everything revolving your craft!
There is no limit to what we can do, yet that’s what our own minds make us believe.
Psychology suggests that thoughts produce the same mental instructions as actions, what that means is… once you start building the image of success in your mind, it becomes so much easier to fulfill it in reality.
3. Less Anxiety and Negativity
Following number 2… self-doubt is the result of negative thinking. Anxiety and negativity come from many intimidating sources, but the most popular one is you.
See…Overthinking is a tempting habit most people have, but once you use it for your own good, it can massively develop your confidence and world-view.
Instead of imagining a negative outcome of events, use your mind to visualize a positive future situation. There has never been a simpler way to turn negativity into positivity.
Imagine hopping on stage and throwing an awesome live show your fans will keep buzzing about. Won’t that be better than stressing out about what song it’s better to start with?
It’ll be much beneficial to let go of negative thoughts and bring your attention to successful ones.
Visualization won’t work as efficiently if it’s not constantly practiced. It’s best to use it in the morning before you start your day. Have a cup of coffee and visualize a day full of successful studio time, fine networking and positive interactions.
With time, it’ll become a very helpful habit. Start today and put yourself closer to success!