I just made a post on my blog relating to this topic and I'm curious to see how many Warriors use or have used this to facilitate change in their lives?
I'll paste the main idea here as not to have to paste the article directly. This way we can get to the discussion.
The core ideas behind "acting as if" stem from two key points. |
- By "acting as if" you attempt to place yourself in the mindset of having already achieved your goal through acting as though you've already accomplished the goal. Even if it's only pretend at first, by repeat and consistent "acting as if", one begins to mentally shift to the mindset of what will be necessary to achieve the desire. Simply put, the pretend starts to turn into a mental reality. Your mental mantra shifts from "I'm going to accomplish this." to "I have accomplished this." This state of certainty is an extremely powerful mindset in relation to achievement of one's desires.
- "Acting as if" brings about actions and ideas that are necessary to achieve your goal. Acting as you would if your goal was already achieved causes you to take actions that will bring you closer to the goal's actual attainment.
I find that "acting as if" is a tremendous way for me to boost my productivity concerning my IM'ing efforts. I envision the successful me and what he would be doing day-to-day and do my best to emulate the habits and routines. I find I get a lot more done when in this frame of mind.
So, do you use this? What experiences can you share about it?