Norman Vincent Peale: Hold That Image and Go to Work!
One of professional golf’s outstanding players once told me: “One secret of a good shot is ‘seeing’ the ball going where you want it to go before you hit it.” And pianists have told me it is possible to practice a number in one’s mind without being near a keyboard. You need only visualize the notes with your inner eye and hear them with your inner ear. Whatever your goal, to reach it, fix in your mind a definite and successful outcome. Hold that image and go to work, for you have set in motion a realizable force.
From Norman Vincent Peale’s Have a Great Day.