Q&A: Visualizing Can Make You Fail?
My friend and colleague Michele Woodward asked this question on facebook after reading a study that said people who engage in “positive fantasies” are less likely to achieve them.
This same article quoted another study that said the reason why is because “Imagining these successful outcomes saps our energy from doing the hard work it takes to get there.”
The author of this article writes, “The idea that visualizing your goals can help make them happen is a truism in many leadership development programs, and should be questioned.”
I’ve got thoughts I’ll share in the comments, but I knew the best people to run this by was you guys.
What do you think of the studies that conclude visualizing techniques enhance failure?