Real Life Visualization Stories
To Inspire You

Let's look at visualization stories where people have successfully used visualization in real life.  I share visualization tips and creative visualization techniques; however, giving you real life examples of visualization in action makes it more real.

The Visualization Story Of Jack Canfield

One example of visualization stories is the Jack Canfield story.  Before Jack Canfield started visualizing, he was only making $8,000 a year.  He set a goal to make $100,000 within a year's time.  He had no idea how he was going to do that. 

Jack Canfield made his $1 bill look like $100,000, and taped it to the ceiling.  Every morning when he woke up he saw the  $100,000 "bill" taped to his ceiling.  He then visualized himself living a $100,000 lifestyle.

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A month later, an idea came to him while he was taking a shower.  He had written a book which had never done anything with.

Shortly thereafter, he noticed an Enquirer magazine in the store he was shopping in. 

He thought if the readers in that magazine knew about his book, then he could be well on his way to having hundreds of thousands of people buying his book. 

About a month and half later he was giving a talk to a group of teachers.  A freelance writer asked to interview him.  She sold some of her articles to the Enquirer. 

Once she published the article, based on her interview with him, Jack Canfield's book sales started to really take off.

By the end of the year, Jack Canfield had made a little more than $92,000.  He certainly was not upset about missing his goal.

Instead, Jack Canfield set a new and bigger goal from himself.  By the way, the book he sold is "Chicken Soup for the Soul".

Let us take a look at what had that visualization story succeed.

Jack began to use the power of visualization.  Then, opportunities opened up for him.  He may have had many opportunities before, but now he was noticing them.  Then, he took action.

Jim Carey's Visualization Story

I have mentioned Jim Carey before.  Here, I am going to go into more detail of his use of visualization in real life.

As a struggling actor, Jim Carrey would go to Mulholland Drive.  He would look out at the city and visualize director's being interested in his work, people who he respected saying something like "I like your work." 

Mulholland Drive from one of Jim Carey's visualization stories.

He would also visualize things he wanted coming to him.  In one of his quotes he says, "I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That's the thing. You can't just visualize and go eat a sandwich."

He wrote himself a $10 million check for acting services rendered, and gave himself 5 years.  Just before the 5 years was up, he found out he was going to make $10 million through the movie "Dumb and Dumber".

My Visualization Story

I am going to give a simple visualization story of manifesting via the use of visualization in real life.  I think it is important to also see that you do not have to be a celebrity or go after a million dollars.  But that ordinary people can also go after something.

Angled view of the MR2 from one of my visualization stories.

One day, I started looking for my future car.  I came across a picture of a Toyota MR2.  I really wanted a Toyota MR2. 

At the time, the Toyota MR2 was no longer being made.  It was 2009, and the last time they made the Toyota MR2 was 2005.

I decided I wanted a deep blue Toyota MR2 that had less than 17,000 miles on it that I could buy for $17,000 or less. 

In addition, the car fit my other requirements of it being a cool looking car, a reputation for reliability, and pretty good gas mileage.

I think I looked at a picture of an Toyota MR2 almost every day.  I made one critical mistake.  Instead of looking at a picture of a blue Toyota MR2 almost every day, I looked at a silver Toyota MR2 almost every day. 

One day, I found one on eBay.  The Toyota MR2 Buy Now price was under $17,000.  It had less than 17,000 miles on it.  It was silver instead of deep blue.  Silver was my 2nd color of choice.

One of the pictures of the car showed it in the person's garage covered with a car cover.  You could tell the owner really loved her car and took care of it. 

I kept watching the car on eBay.  By the way, I never buy cars on eBay.  I pushed Buy Now, site unseen.  One, did I mention I never buy cars on eBay?  I also never buy cars site unseen. 

Two, the car was in New Hampshire and I lived in Virginia.  I have never flown to another state to buy a car. 

Side view of my MR2 from one of my personal visualization stories.

However, I figured that I had purchased a good enough deal that if there was anything that needed to be fixed, that it would be no issue.  And, the cost of flying to New Hampshire was minimal in comparison to what I just bought.

Still, I was nervous.  I went to the bank, and was approved for the loan to buy the car.  The bank valued the car about $1,500 above the selling price. 

Before I even get to New Hampshire, I have people already asking for rides in this new car.  I get to New Hampshire, the owner insists on picking me up from the airport.  I test drive it with her in the car, and I am totally satisfied.

The only thing the car needed was a set of new tires.  It was the best car I ever owned.

There are many, many more stories on the power of visualization.  If you want more visualization stories, you can check out some additional stories here:  8 Successful People Who Use the Power of Visualization

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