In life, visualization of where you want to go is the key to getting where you want to go. Just like knowing before doing. However, to really get somewhere you or anyone must start off basic then go advanced, which is why we will start off about visualizing in sports, games and the like. Sure, to get anywhere in the most basic of games, you must start by knowing the goal you want to achieve. If you do not know that, you cannot even start. Like, in basketball for example, you must practice and visualize the fundamentals right down to dribbling the ball down the court right (first) and passing and shooting the ball (second and in that exact order). Oh, games are simple, but winning them takes having a mental image of winning and training in mind and body all at once.
Sure, I could give traditional advice on game rules and the like, but if you do not know your goal, you do not have a game in your head let alone outside of your head in the real world. A good game is more than just playing, it is visualizing just what you want to achieve and then working to achieve it at all levels. In a sense, that advice goes accurate for all things, as well as the advice above.
Even in a game of skill and aggression like poker, you must know what you want to achieve before you achieve it, the cards are just tools for achieving it because you can use any means within the rules of the game to win, even bluffing (which is definitely within the rules of poker) and ingeniously creative strategy. That brings me to a point: All games at the highest winning levels are primarily mental and spiritual exercises in discipline, thought and effort filled control. Without those things, all else is loss and mediocrity. Without those things, all else is gambling, if you will. 슈어맨
I am not saying that winning the game is one hundred percent certain with all this, but the best person will win consciously or unconsciously using these techniques, especially consciously. So, I would like to mention this factor and it is a definite factor: Real winning does not come through cheating, ever, no matter how much you seem to get at the time you are “winning” and cheating seemingly successfully. Sure, right down to performance enhancing drugs in track and baseball, success is tainted through cheating no matter how it is rationalized. Real and honest is the real way to go if you really want success in anything. Think about it, getting right down to it, there are many honest ways to win, but only one way to cheat no matter how you cheat, dishonestly. Even if you “get away” with cheating, with knowledge of what you are doing, you are ultimately cheating yourself and cheating yourself most deeply if “no one finds out” what you are doing. So, need I say again in “fancy language” that honesty is the best policy? I know I do not. Because, I just did, and you can read all that I said about cheating over again and again, after all this is an article to be read and techniques memorized, understood and used. Understand why honesty is the best policy in sports and all other things you do, but I did not say do not visualize or do not compete. I did say, though that you should climb the ladder one rung at a time instead of cheating with “the illegal elevator” and cheating yourself like I said ultimately. There are creative ways to win, and powerful ways to win. But only weak ways to cheat and dishonest ways to cheat. Goals vary creatively, cheating does not, it is just cheating. So, in achieving your goals, do the best you can for that is the only way to really achieve what you want to do in sports, life or anything.