Has Anyone Set Up A More Sophisticated Affirmation And Visualization Practice? in Personal Development -- [Main] Posted August 24, 2017 I find those practices are very limited in nature. That's because you're just adding thoughts to your already-spinning-at-120-mph mind. So you end up with more thoughts on top of the huge amount of thoughts you already have. My suggestion is for you to use those affirmations/visualisations as pointers to feelings of neediness, resistance, wanting and desiring. Say to yourself the affirmation or do the visualisation and feel the emotional charge there. Release that emotional charge, and you'll be much more able to accomplish whatever your goal is. In fact, you won't even care as much. And that's why you'll be more able to achieve it. Remember, wanting /= having.