Recent studies conducted by Joe Kable a neuroeconomics specialist revealed that our ability to imagine ourselves in the future may be the key to responsible saving for the future. According to a May 31 report on NBC News, people who use their imagination to visualize themselves in the future are also more likely to lead healthier lifestyles and abstain from poor choices such as smoking and drinking.
Kable’s research focused on saving and spending and revealed that those who showed increased brain activity when asked to imagine the future also made wise choices with spending. His results may not be isolated to matters of money.
It appears that the connection between imagination and the ability to see oneself in the future is key to making wise choices in the present.
This concept is nothing new to those who subscribe to the philosophy of the Law of Attraction, made popular by the movie “The Secret”. Proponents of the Law of Attraction teach that “If you can see it, you can achieve it” and encourage followers to visualize their dreams and desires as though they already exist.
Although Kable’s work did not include achieving goals outside the arena of finances, it seems reasonable that the ability to imagine your future affects a person’s ability to make wise decisions in all areas of life.
Perhaps we are one step closer to producing scientific evidence that the principles of the Law of Attraction really do work.