Visualization is a key aspect in achieving success. By projecting your future self as your main goal, you’d be able to act on and go towards the required path to achieve it.
Some of the positive qualities required to have an effective visualization is to possess a strong desire and belief in your goal. In a way, you are “tricking” your subconscious mind which would then led to positive action.
Napoleon Hill explains it well on how to go about doing so in his best-selling motivational book “Think and Grow Rich.
To make this ‘deceit’ more realistic, conduct yourself as you would, if you were ALREADY IN POSSESION OF THE MATERIAL THING WHICH YOU ARE DEMANDING, when you call upon your subconscious mind.
However, visualization is only the beginning. It takes constant practice of reminding yourself of your own goals everyday to put it too work.