Many of the world’s most successful athletes, entrepreneurs, business leaders, actors, musicians and celebrities use visualization to enhance their personal performance, maximize their potential and achieve their dreams come true. Here are some testimonials from renowned personalities across the globe.

Here’s What the Greats have to say about Vision Board.

“I used to park my car in the Mulholland drive, LA every night, and I would visualize seeing myself that directors are interested in me, the people that I respected, saying that, they like my work. I would visualize that things are coming to me.  I had nothing at that time, but it just made me feel better. I would drive home and think that I do have these things. I also wrote a check for myself for 10 million dollars for the acting services rendered, kept in my wallet, and I gave myself three years to manifest. I dated it 1995 Thanksgiving.  To my surprise, just before the Thanksgiving 1994, I found that I am going to get 10 million dollars for the movie Dumb and Dumber”

Champion golfer Jack Nicklaus famously said, “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head.  First, I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I see the ball going there; its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behavior on landing

“A lot of what I achieved is through doing visualization. So, to be able to go a year in advance, to the spot where we plan on winning a gold medal, and to take in the sights, the sounds, the stress, the excitement, that’s going to serve us really well moving forward.”

“I had this fixed idea of growing a body like Reg Park’s. The model was there in my mind; I only had to grow enough to fill it. The more I focused in on this image and worked and grew, the more I saw it was real and possible for me to be like him.”

Later, when he transitioned to careers in acting and politics, Schwarzenegger said he employed similar mental tricks:

“It’s the same process I used in bodybuilding: What you do is create a vision of who you want to be — and then leave that picture as if it has been already true.”

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”

Born to a single teen mom, bouncing around between her grandmother, her mother, her cousins, and her father, Oprah herself got pregnant at 14. When her son died soon after childbirth, she saw it as a second chance. She worked hard in school. After three years of college, Oprah dropped out to pursue a television job in Maryland. In a few more years she had her own talk show and the starring role in The Color Purple. On her show, Oprah regularly praised the power of the mind to change reality, saying

“You really can change your reality based on the way you think.”

The best way to achieve your goals is to keep them top of mind, so you’re always looking for ways to move yourself closer to them – and a vision board is the perfect tool to help you do that.

“Highly successful people, regardless of profession, know the importance of picturing themselves succeeding in their minds before they actually do in reality. It is extremely effective when harnessed and used correctly.

Vision Board is a simple, universal principle that provides the opportunity to shape our lives to attract our deepest, greatest desires.”

“If you create a vision for yourself, and stick with it, you can make amazing things happen in your life. My experience is that once you have done the work to create a clear vision, it is the discipline and effort to maintain that vision that can make it all come true. The two go hand in hand. The moment you’ve created that vision you’re on your way, but it’s the diligence with which you stick to that vision that allows you to get there.”

“I’ve been visualizing ever since I was 12 or 13 when my amazing mother introduced me to it. I find it very helpful. I believe we create our reality with our mind. For it to actually become a reality is crazy. I guess these visualizations really, really work.”

“I always visualize the run before I do it. By the time I get to the start gate, I’ve run that race 100 times already in my head, picturing how I’ll take the turns.”

“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas are physical in the universe. That if we dream something, if we picture something, it adds a physical thrust towards the realization that we can put into the Universe.”

“I couldn’t even think about wanting to be something else. I wouldn’t let myself visualize another life.”

“I think my imagination has always kept me going. I just imagined myself collecting awards. I just imagined myself getting big parts. That’s part of my inner magic. If I can see myself doing it, I can do it.”

“When I get there, I’ve already pictured what’s going to happen a million times so I don’t actually have to think about it.”

“Every time I feel tired while exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.”