Conor McGregor came to the UFC to be the best and to show the world a type of fighter they had never seen before. Watch and listen to these classic Conor McGregor interviews to trace his journey, starting with his early statements of intent, through to the realisation of his vision, and how he has reframed his setbacks, both injury and defeat, to keep his momentum.
When you’re in the struggle it is harder to visualize. When you can do that, that really makes that law of attraction work.
Conor visualises how his fights will go, using his imagination, his kinaesthetic senses, focusing on how the moment will feel.
I see myself as the champ already, I visualize everything; I visualize this conversation, I visualize the walk-out, have the shots picked out, If you see it in your head, you see it before your eyes.
I can feel that gold around my waist.
Is it all some kind of placebo or self-hypnosis?
A vision allows you to align the conscious and unconscious mind to focus on making a vision a reality. It also prevents obsessive regret and self pity. Even meme magic is just science that hasn’t been discovered yet.
The excellent YouTube videos by Mindsmash provides some basics about theta brainwaves and finding flow, and how certain mental states blur the line between dream and reality, perhaps to the degree that the mind cannot tell the difference.
Flow is vital to visualization. It is linked to mindset by Mike Cernovich at Danger and Play. Visualization is a major component of Gorilla Mindset and is illustrated in MAGA Mindset, which used Donald Trumps campaign as another example of these principles in action.
These connections are summarised by Cernovich here:
Your imagination is your reality.
I imagined myself living off of a laptop. I imagined myself becoming an author. Gorilla Mindset has now sold so many copies that people accuse me of lying about it, as first-time independent authors never have my level of success.
My imagination manifests itself as will, which imposes itself on reality.
In Masaru Emoto’s The Healing Power of Water he references Robert Sheldrake’s concept of the morphogenetic field, the middle ground between genes and evolution. This may not just lend some weight to the concept of visualization, but also to epigenetics, reincarnation and mimetics. Part 2 of this blog series will explain this connection more clearly. Later blogs will focus of Conor McGregor, Donald Trump and Mike Cernovich.