Posted on March 23rd, 2012 Comment Here
One of the many valuable techniques taught as part of goal seting and goal achievement is to “act as if”, to begin now to live your life as if you had already made the money, as if you had already lost the weight, as if you were already in your ideal relationship.
This is a POWERFUL concept and works really well when implemented effectively. AND if you implement it ineffectively it can get you in a lot of trouble, especially in the area of money. If you start “acting as if” you have money you do not have, an already difficult situation can get even more difficult.
Here are two important distinctions of what I mean by “implementing effectively”:
1. In many cases it is more of a matter of “thinking as if” rather than “acting as if”. By consistently imagining the outcomes we desire, and experiencing the feelings and emotions as if we had already achieved our intended results, we stay open to possibilities and attract the people, ideas and resources that can help us.
2. The second thing to keep in mind is that “acting as if”, especially in the area of wealth, does not mean doing what wealthy people do. This is where people create problems for themselves. Consider instead doing what wealthy people DID to become wealthy. What was the next step on their path to getting where they are when they were in a similar situation to yours? It worked for them, follow their lead!
To me, what “acting as if” really means is sharing the same mind-set as the person who has already achieved what you want to achieve. If you are thinking what successful people think, sharing their core beliefs and habits, you will certainly and dramatically accelerate your results.
And best of all you will enjoy the journey so much more! Which is what I really wish for you. I welcome your comments about what “acting as if” means to you!