Visualizing Your Success Will Make You Fail Harder

July 24, 2017 - 4 Comments

Do you ever catch yourself staring out of your window, getting dragged away by thinking about your future life? You visualize the successful empire you're going to build, the fame and recognition, the infinity pool in your villa's backyard, the private jet you're going to fly your loved ones to the Bahamas every Christmas...

Wake up! 

While having these pictures in your mind is highly satisfiying, getting carried away by these daydreams is actually hurting your progress big time. 

If you're one of those who often end up daydreaming about the future, stay tuned: our newest podcast episode is the treatment.


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Bonus Content

We've updated our companion course for this podcast series. There's now a second lesson, containing all the action steps from today's episode and also including examples that weren't covered in the audio.

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In This Episode, You'll Discover:

  • How changing your mindset makes you more likely to achieve your goals.
  • Everything wrong with The Secret, visualizing your dream outcomes and success and pretty much everything you've been told about how to set goals.
  • How to set SMART goals and the complete, 3 part goal-setting toolbox.
  • "Mental contrasting" the strangely counter intuitive (but unreasonably effective) brain hack that makes you more likely to follow through on your planned projects.
  • Why "false hope syndrome" is a problem every entrepreneur struggles with - and how to overcome it.
  • What Grit is and why it's one of the most essential things you need
  • A revisit to the power of 30-day challenges.
  • How Michael Phelps, Mark Manson and other high performers do what they do, discover their true path and more.


Dream off!

​Does daydreaming distract you from achieving your goals? How do you defeat it? Join the conversation below!

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See you soon with the next episode!

About ​Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra is a traveling marketer. When she is not editing podcast episodes or writing blog posts, she's out there exploring a new city. She's the creator of the Morning Mindset daily mindfulness journal.

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  • I would like to subscribe to your podcast using my podcast app of choice which is pocketcast. It does not seem to work. I also can not find how to publish your feed to get it listed on their network.

    • Hello Mike. You can find our podcast by searching for “activegrowth” (one word) in Pocket Casts.

  • desafiandobrasil says:

    Guys, great great job on showcasing how to use Apprentice for content upgrades. The way you’re approaching the podcast is definitely different from anything I’ve seen so far. Multimedia, multiplatform. Reminds me of the Matrix universe. Keep going!

    • Thanks, Martin! I like trying out new stuff and in some ways, our strange multi-platform experiment is already working quite well. :)

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