Success Principle 12 – ACT AS IF
ACT AS IF
And here is a quote you will like to remember:
“Believe and acts 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 to succeed, and it sends strong messages to the universe that this end goal is something you really want.
Have you heard of the law of attraction? The law of attraction simply states that like attracts like. The more you create the vibration – that is, the mental and emotional states – of already having something, the faster you attract it to you. This is an immutable law of the universe and critical to accelerating your rate of success. It will interest you to know that Faith is the most powerful law of attraction ever there is. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)
You can begin right now to act as if you have already achieved any goal you desire, and that outer experience of acting as if will create the inner experience that will take you to the actual manifestation of that experience.
Once you choose what it is you want to be, do, or have, all you have to do is start acting as if you already are, being, doing, or having it. How would you act if you already were a straight –A student, top salesperson, highly paid consultant, rich entrepreneur, world-class athlete, best- selling author, internationally acclaimed artist, sought-after speaker, or celebrated actor or musician? How would you think, talk, act, carry yourself, dress, treat other people, handle money, eat, live, travel, and so forth? Once you have a clear picture of that, start being it now!
Successful people exude self-confidence, ask for what they want, and say what they don’t want. They think anything is possible, take risks, and celebrate their success. They save a portion of their income and share a portion with others. You can do all those things now before you ever become rich and successful. These things don’t cost money, just intention. And as soon as you start acting as if, you will start drawing to you the very people and things that will help you achieve it in real life.
Dear reader, remember, the proper order of things is to start now and be who you want to be, then do the actions that go along with being that person, and soon you will find that you easily have everything you want in life – health, wealth, and fulfilling relationships.
This summary is taken from “Success Principles” by Jack Canfield