I’ve always been interested in visualisation as a means of realising my goals. The problem is, I’m not good at visualising. I find it really hard to picture things in my “minds eye”. I’m better with word and sounds. Does anyone know if it’s possible to improve your visualisation abilities and have any good resources on this sort of thing?
You sir are left brain, and I’m more middle brain, but little more right brain. Left brain people think, and act through words ,than relying on imagination. Left brain people are more good at reading , math, logic, and speaking. For example how I can tell you were a left brain, is one you even said yourself your better with words, and sounds. Right brain people are better with imagination , basically they have the artist touch. Middle brain people can be decent at both, or just pure excellent, or they can be mentally challenged. I say I’m decent middle brain person, hard to explain, but at first I thought I was right brain, mainly because I’m a excellent artist. For example left brain people are usually good at chess, because logic is behind it, when you play the game you will think like asking yourself questions in your head like “why did he move his pawn,at this (whatever move number), and I will move here to checkmate him” for example.
As for I think totally differently,I pick a simple strategy, I first ask myself questions such as left brain people would ask, then I go deeper I actually imagining everything right there, every chess pieced is moved, I visualize chess pieces moving 3-4 steps ahead just because of that one move, then more dept I actually visualize opponent as myself as him/her playing me in a first-person, I visualize so deep that I sometimes see myself across the board,I’m constantly looking for weakness’s, any gaps to beat, and figuring out how to checkmate between us. I get inside my opponents head , asking the same questions.
To WARN YOU.. Imagination is not to be played with, because it is very very dangerous not only for you, but for all. I’m going to give you all a taste of the dark side of imagination.It can be very powerful for good, and bad. It can be very unhealthy, for example when I’m driving a car I can actually visualize a deer running across the road when it doesn’t exist , it’s so real I think so I stop the car.When you see such things that don’t exist, that is when your imagination is out of control,and you are mentally sick. When imagination is not under control, it will control you in such a way you can’t tell whats reality, and not. Even worse it will control your actions doing more harm than good. Another example in a movie, such as a action movie with someone getting shot. People will usually get scared of the gross scenes of the person getting shot. Not me, I hate going to those disgusting movies,because my imagination gets out of control, and I actually visualize myself as the person well getting shot, going through the pain,and emotions in that moment. I keep my imagination on a leash, once in a while I’ll let it run wild. The main reason I have such control, is because art is my talent, I’ve been doing it since I was born.