Overcome Fear to Achieve Goals with Creative Visualization

Activate Performance Brilliance with Creative Visualization

Do you often suffer from the fear of failure and anxiety which affects your performance for practical examinations, tests or public performance activities?

We all know that fear can sometimes hold us back from taking the right action to achieve key goals in our life. However, what is cool is that we can transform our inner beliefs and perspective of situations in order to achieve different outcomes.

Even better news there are simple & fun processes we can use anytime to feel more confident with our abilities to provide the best opportunity for success.

So inside video I reveal:

  • How to use visualization to eliminate fear and boost confidence to mentally prepare for any practical challenge.
  • My personal story for how I used visualization to overcome my fear of failure and finally pass my driving test (when I was teenager)
  • A step by step guide on how to use “Visual Pre-paving” on a daily basis to achieve dream goals

Anyone can use creative visualization, and by mastering this you can gain control over your thoughts and emotions for any situation. There are several ways to programme the mind, however, this has proven to be the most effective for producing rapid results.

Olympic Athletes actually enhance their sporting performance with such techniques. So press the play button to find out more :)


The Key to Mastering Creative Visualization is through practice

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Failing Forward

The experience of failure is always learning process to step up. When we allow ourselves to accept this truth the strength of fear for having certain outcomes will diminish. Thomas Edison who invented the light bulb said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

I also love this quote from Dale Carnegie – “Inaction breads doubt and fear. Action breads confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do no sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”

Creative Visualization – Interesting facts & information

Creative visualization uses the imagination to create positive thinking in order to make goals come true and is frequently used by athletes to enhance their performance. In fact during a sports enhancement study Olympic athletes were separated into 3 groups. The first Group received 100% physical training. Group 2 received 75% physical and 25% mental training and group 3 received 50% of each physical and mental training. Group 3 achieved the best performance results. The practice has therefore become widely used by sportsmen, and has been been accepted in sports psychology.

Wallace Wattles (1860–1911) the author of one of the most studied books of all time.”The Science of Getting Rich” was one of the first Americans to practice and promote the technique for self improvement.

Famous celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Will Smith and Jim Carrey have claimed to have used visualization techniques to help them gain their biggest successes in life.

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Hello and welcome to Creative Flow Evolution, where creativity has no

Now, when we have opportunities in life, that makes us feel that we are
moving toward a certain direction for where we truly want to go and
achieve, we would always like to feel confident and relaxed that we are
best prepared to create the best outcome we desire.

We also know that fear and anxiety can sometimes hold us back and even
prevent us from achieving our goals in life. For example, it may be a
situation or challenge that kind of makes us feel out of our comfort zone.

You may want to prepare for a job interview, a business meeting or even a
live presentation you want to provide in front of a large audience. You
won’t to make sure that you don’t feel over-anxious, which affects your

So in this video I’d like to share with you a really powerful and fun
visualization process which I like to call Visual Pre-Paving. It’s
basically a really cool way of actually boosting confidence and help
mentally prepare to win for any situation.

It’s a practical technique which takes advantage of mental imagery as well
as using affirmations to help us feel like we have already achieved the
outcome before it even happens. So I’d say it helps us to feel more
prepared for any given situation.

You see, by harnessing the power of subconscious mind and visualizing the
type person you want to become, you can overcome any boundaries that would
normally hold you back. So you can become better at doing things you would
love to achieve.

When I was a young boy, which was a long, long time ago now, I was always
affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety especially for situations that
tested me, like examinations and school tests. It really had an impact on
my results and performance.

Once I learned this process, I really took full advantage of it and used it
plenty of times in my life when I had big challenges. It helped me feel at
ease and flow when actually dealing with a situation.

For example, I used the process to actually feel more relaxed and confident
during my college examinations, also to build strength and courage to do
speaking presentations and to give performances of my band in front of
large audiences.

In fact, the first time I discovered it, I used it immediately to pass my
driving test. I’ll share a short story on this in a minute about how it
actually changed my life.

There will be two parts of this video to follow. First, I will explain in
detail how the process works for the subconscious mind, giving you a little
bit of insight on my story about how it actually changed my life. Also,
following through now, I’ll give you an actual guide with audio background
and music to take you through the process itself. At the end of the video,
you have the opportunity to download a free mp3 audio plus a visual mind
map so you can use the process any time you want in your life.

I’d like to explain very briefly here about Visual Pre-Paving. This process
is about mentally preparing to win and is effectively associated with
creative visualization.

Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Will Smith and even Jim
Carrey have claimed to use such techniques to gain their biggest successes
in life. Will Smith, for example, would visualize his success well before
he became famous.

From a practical point of view, creative visualization enables us to create
a virtual world of our own reality. Effectively, it is like daydreaming
while rehearsing an outcome of a future event.

Visual Pre-Paving, which I will go into further in a moment, is a slight
variation of creative visualization. It uses mental imagery as well as
affirmations to help give us positive life-changing results. It allows us
to feel and absorb the vibrational energy of the desired outcome while
changing the state of mind when done correctly.

When we do this, we feel like we have already experienced the outcome of
the event and feel confident to do it again when it actually comes into our

I’d like to share with you a short story about how Visual Pre-Paving
changed my life forever. When I was 16, which was a long, long time ago
now, I had a vision and passion to want to start driving and have my own
car so I could explore the world even more.

What was stopping from achieving this dream was actually passing my driving
test. I have to admit to you now that it took me about five to six times to
finally complete the task. Please don’t tell anyone, will you?

There was even one time I failed before I got into the car. Perhaps that is
a story for another time as such.

As a young chap would be, I was concerned and angry and frustrated at all
the money I was spending and the time I was losing by not passing my
driving test and having to retake the lessons.

At the time, all of my focus was on what I wasn’t achieving, which did not
help too much. The truth is that I did not feel confident with any type of
examination at that sort of age, because I always felt nervous when I was
tested. I felt as if I knew how to drive a car relatively safely, but when
it came to situations that tested my nerves, I kind of fell apart

One night, my mom, Susan Jean Curtis [SP] (and I feel blessed by and
appreciate having her in my life), gave me an inspiring idea. She said to
me, “Paul, why don’t you spend your time relaxing and visualizing yourself
going through every single step or action that you learned during your
driving lessons, to pass your driving test.”

I thought that was a brilliant idea, because my mom was the kind of person
who liked to try different things to achieve different results. Certainly,
this was a different approach for me.

The night before my driving test, I sat down and relaxed and visualized
myself going through every single step that I learned from my driving
lessons. I found myself in a scenario where I was actually experiencing a
test itself. I felt like I jumped in the car in one moment and went through
every single process that I learned. I visualized what I wanted to see, I
heard what I wanted to hear, and I felt how I wanted to feel.

Effectively, I created a whole situation scenario as if I was living it in
the present time. I even visualized myself seeing the instructor at the end
of the test, congratulating me.

The very next morning, I woke up feeling really excited and confident about
the day ahead of me, because the night before I felt I changed the whole of
my cells in my body and breathed in the outcome of the success. The next
morning, that felt within me still. When I looked out the window, I saw the
sun shining brighter, almost more than ever so before. It was because I had
a shift of perspective. The day ahead of me went fantastically well.

I passed the driving test with ease, confidence and flow, none of which
quite [inaudible 00:07:58] before. My driving instructor, she took me home
and he congratulated me big time.

I stood outside my garden. I looked in the far back scenario, with the
woods and the sun shining, and I had an “ah hah” moment. I realized from
that day that I am the creator of my own life.

Following this, I took advantage of using this process more. I used it to
help me feel more confident when I had to take college examinations. It
really had a good impact on my results.

Now that I’ve shared with you this story of how it changed my life, I would
like to guide you through the step-by-step process. Following that, you can
do this yourself with soft, relaxing piano music, which I have created
purposely for this video, so enjoy.

Now I’m going to talk you through the step-by-step process of Visual Pre-
Paving. In this track, I’m going to briefly explain what you need to do,
and the next session guides you through the process yourself, with music.

Choose a space and environment which helps you feel comfortable and
undisturbed. It will be your own personal time. You could do this first
thing in the morning or before you go to sleep, basically when everything
is quiet.

Think of a future event you wish to fulfill and do really well with. It’s
best to sit upright as the idea is for you to not fall asleep. You may find
it helpful to use headphones to quieten your surroundings.

If you decide to focus on an event such as a practical test like a driving
test, it is a good idea to rehearse all the techniques you learned during
your lessons during the process. It is easy, fun and rewarding once you

Basically, you will be imagining the actions you will take in given
situations. You will know the answers if you experience the outcome before,
because the subconscious mind is a memory bank which you will be accessing
when relaxed.

Set the intention to go into a world where anything is possible, and place
yourself in that experience so it feels like you are living it in the now.
This is purely a mental rehearsal to help you prepare to win. This process
is like playing a film of yourself in that moment of time.

For example, if you are preparing for a presentation, visualize the people
around you smiling, watching and engaging with you. Allow yourself to hear,
see and feel every moment of that experience you desire, and allow the
world to evolve and become supportive of your needs. It is a wonderful
experience when practiced.

Now, are you ready to do the process yourself? I’m going to guide you
through the process so you can experience this for yourself. This is purely
a guide, so please use it in any way that suits you best. You can spend as
little or as much time as required. Please note that regular practice
strengthens your ability. I recommend at least five to ten minutes a day on
your dream goals.

Now, sit upright. Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Notice the rhythm of
your breath. Allow your body to sink towards the ground. Relax. That’s
right. I want you to let all of the muscles in your body become warm and
soft. Relax. Really indulge yourself in this visualization.

Place yourself in that moment of time as if you are running a film of the
future event. Open the door to experience how you wish to create in your
mind’s eye. See what you see, hear what you hear and feel how you wish to
feel for every moment of that experience.

Focus purely on what you want to expand. You are entering a world of pure
potentiality. That’s right. You are becoming fused with the experience you
wish to create. See yourself as a happy, confident, positive person who
appreciates every moment touched by your thoughts. Absorb the energy of
your visualized actions.

Listen to music and play that moment of time where you are achieving
everything you desire step-by-step, as if you are experiencing that moment
in the now. Keep rolling that film while I play the music for a few

[music playing 00:12:48 - 00:14:55]

Now start to put into your mind that moment of time where you see yourself
feeling successful with the outcome of your achievement. Visual that moment
of glory. Immerse yourself with the sensations of success with the end
result. Really feel this.

Now I am going to bring you back into conscious awareness. I am going to
count from one to ten, and with each number you will slowly begin to come
back. You will open your eyes on the count of ten, and you will feel fine,
refreshed and fully awake.

Ready? One, two, three, coming back to full conscious awareness. Every part
of you will be back here with me. Four, five, six, seven, more and more
alert now. Eight, nine, ten, open your eyes and feel fully alert, feeling
fine and wide awake and refreshed.

Get up. Stretch. Keep your spirits high and know that you are the creator
of your life.

Now, hold your hand close to your heart and repeat after me. “I am the
creator of my life. I am the creator of my life. Everything I visualized in
this experience will come to me with flow. Everything I visualized in this
experience will come to me with flow. I am the creator of my life. I am the
creator of my life.” Excellent.

How do you feel? Bring back the energy of this experience into your
reality. Take the time to set the intention to hold this energy from what
you have achieved in your mind’s eye.

As Wayne Dyer would say, “It is the energy that we hold within us that
attracts what we desire in life.”

I look forward to sharing with you more processes like this. So, keep
creating what you love and all the best.

Thank you for listening.[/spoiler]


About The Author

Paul Grout

I'm an coach and author of Creative Flow Evolution here to help you tap into your creative talents and natural flow to build a life you love.


  • Kristy Moore

    Reply Reply October 10, 2013

    I love your term Failing Forward. I wrote about failing and bouncing forward last week so can definitely relate. Interesting stats you shared on the Olympians. I heard a cycling gold medalist (expected to get no more than silver) speak last year about her visualisation – in her training they played the noise of a crowd to simulate the actual event.
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    • Paul Grout

      Reply Reply October 12, 2013

      Hey Kristy, thank you very much. I use to consider myself as a perfectionist in the past and what has helped to keep growing artistically is to allow myself to be more open to opportunities which arrive from failure & let downs.

      The true strength of a warrior derives from the ability to accept the outcome, adapt and tackle things from a different approach. I have certainly learn’t my biggest lessons in life through failures. Yes it can hurt sometimes, although I now actually enjoy uncovering the emotions and thought patterns which do not support me in order to keep moving forward. I love the title of your blog post by the way :)
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  • Sandeep

    Reply Reply October 10, 2013

    Thanks for introducing me to the concept of self visualization. I feel it is going to change my approach in my writing.

  • Paul Grout

    Reply Reply October 11, 2013

    Hey Sandeep, I am glad you see the value with visualization. Whenever I become stuck with an idea, I allow myself to have some quite space, become aware of my breathing whilst holding the intention to uncover new insights to create material which further inspires me. I believe the subconscious mind holds the answers to almost anything – we just need to allow ourselves to connect to it through peace and clear positive intention. I am also on a mission to improve my writing. So please let us know how you get on with the visualization process :)
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  • Paula

    Reply Reply October 12, 2013

    Hey Paul, great video – I really think they work for what you do! I love a bit of visualisation but what some people forget is that you also need to take action its’ not just visualise something and then expect it to happen – action is also required too. Thank you for the reminder to do this actively – i do forget sometimes :)

  • Jesicka Labud

    Reply Reply October 14, 2013

    Hey Paul! Nice article. I actually use this technique all the time. Literally all the time- I’ve been doing it since I was a kid- but before reading about it in books. I used it to pass exams, get into the high school I wanted, and then get into the college I wanted… for those milestones in a kid’s life… but I did not realize I was doing it until I read about it in Wallace Wattles book, and then I realized I was using this method already! So now I do it more systematically, but I do agree with Paula’s comment above that- AFTER the visualization exercise, it’s important to put your plan into action towards that goal!
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    • Paul Grout

      Reply Reply October 14, 2013

      Hi Jesicka, that’s great to know that you are doing it systematically. I myself had not realised it’s power until it was pointed out to me. As a day dreamer when I was a kid, I often thought of ways to create different outcomes in the mind’s eye, however, I did not understand it’s true power until I became more aware of the results in my teenage years (as mentioned on my video). It has certainly taken me from strength to strength in life.
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  • Michaela Cristallo

    Reply Reply October 15, 2013

    Great video Paul! I remember experiencing such absolute anxiety and nerves when doing my piano examinations as a teenager. It made me perform so much worse than I knew I was capable of. It was so frustrating. Thank you for sharing this visualisation process with us :)

  • Paul Grout

    Reply Reply October 15, 2013

    Hi Michaela, I also got nervous during the piano examinations at the London College of Music. There certainly is a lot to consider when performing in front of examiners. Although somehow I always managed to pull off the results I wanted, even though I was shaking with fear often. Had I known about these processes when I was a boy I would have performed even better :)
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  • Sandy Sidhu

    Reply Reply October 15, 2013

    Hi Paul

    I really love the idea of creative visualization and plan on using the techniques you’ve shared. I also love the ‘failing forward’ and agree that we have to look at our failures as learning opportunities. Failing is a way to learn and grow!
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