Fake it till you make it – I have heard that for many years, and have found it to be a successful strategy when a high dose of self-awareness is involved.
My colleague Jake, who is an NHL scout, says it more eloquently, and I believe this comes from Jack Canfield (the following came to me in an email – great words to think about today)
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
One of the great strategies for success is to act as if you are already where you want to be. This means thinking like, talking like, dressing like, acting like, and feeling like the person who has already achieved your goal. Acting as if sends powerful commands to your subconscious mind to find creative ways to achieve your goals. It programs the reticular activating system (RAS) in your brain to start noticing anything that will help you succeed, and it sends strong messages to the universe that this end goal is something you really want.
Start Acting As If
The first time I (Jack Canfield) noticed this phenomenon was at my local bank. There were several tellers working there, and I noticed that one in particular always wore a shirt and tie; this young man looked like an executive.
A year later, I noticed he had been promoted to his own desk where he was taking loan applications. Two years later, he was a loan officer, and later he became the branch manager. I asked him about this one day, and he replied that he always knew he would be a branch manager, so he studied how the manager dressed, and started dressing that way. He studied how the manager treated people and started interacting with people the same way. He started acting like a branch manager long before he became one.
Acting As If In The PGA
Fred Couples and Jim Nantz were two kids who loved golf and had very large dreams. Fred’s goal was to one day win the Masters Tournament, and Jim’s was to someday work for CBS Sports as an announcer. When Fred and Jim were suitemates at the University of Houston in the late ‘70’s, the used to playact the scene where the winner of the Masters is escorted into the Butler Cabin to receive his green jacket and be interviewed by the CBS announcer. Fourteen years later, the scene they had rehearsed many times in Taub Hall at the
[so….. what is it that you can act “as if” toward success? post your comments as it helps others]