I totally agree on using visualization to help induce change. I truly believe that if we cannot (or do not) envision something, it will be impossible to bring it about.
I used visualization a lot when I was getting in shape. I constantly pictured what I would look like after I had lost all my excess weight. It helped… a lot!
I used visualization last year too, when I imagined what my life would be like after I transitioned away from the 9-to-5 and into a nomadic lifestyle. And now here I am, almost exactly the way I pictured it. 🙂