The old adage “To See It Is to Believe It” is backwards.
It should be “Believe It and See It Happen!”
It’s just like an actor reading a script and getting into character. They believe that they are channeling the person with whom they are portraying.
This belief helps us see the character on screen. For professional athletes, they use this same technique which is called “cognitive priming.”
A diver will see the dive unfold in their mind before they even step on the platform. They will see the twists, the body posture, the execution, and the entry into the water with precision.
They believe that they can make the dive with perfection, and then they see the results unfold as they enter the water with no splash at all.
Neuroscience shows that the brain doesn’t know the difference between the experiences you are having and what you are imagining.
You might not know how you are going to transition into your new job or how you're going to get past your challenge, but you need to believe that it is going to happen to see the results.