Do you have a big dream? The U. S. Women's National Soccer Team had a big dream, one that became a reality last week. Even if you aren't a soccer fan chances are you have followed and delighted in the USWNT World Cup win. It's hard not to with the team everywhere-morning shows, late night shows, even at Taylor Swift's concert the other night. The team's midfielder, Carli Lloyd, scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of Sunday’s World Cup final, a record that propelled the Americans to victory. But Lloyd says she visualized herself doing even more all the way back in May.
In an interview on Good Morning America, Lloyd, 32, said that in May while out for a run on her own she visualized herself scoring “four or five” goals in the World Cup final. “Just getting super excited for the World Cup,” Lloyd said of the moment. "It’s just crazy what the mind can do.”
According to Lloyd the whole U.S. team felt confident they would walk away from the field victorious.
“We didn’t come here to take second place,” Lloyd said. "We came here to win it and there was something different in the air with these last few games with our team. I think we all believed. We all knew it,” she said. "We felt it and what a convincing win today to get it done."
Lloyd has provided us with an example of how powerful visualization can be in our lives. Do you feel that confident about your dream? Have you created a vision of what you want and, can you see and feel yourself getting the results you desire? Do you have a plan to get there and and coach to help you along the way? A dream without a vision and plan is like saying you are going to take a trip but have no idea of where you want to go and the route you want to take so you end up just driving in circles – around and around – getting nowhere. Lloyd was definitely correct "It’s just crazy what the mind can do.” Your mind can be your greatest asset or your biggest enemy. Create a vision and a plan and visualize your dream becoming a reality!