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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.
  1. 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.
  2. "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?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    To me it just comes off as "faking it 'til you make it" which is something I personally disagree with. I'm definitely in the minority on that opinion though. I think having a clear action plan, making mistakes, and self correcting is much more beneficial than pretending you are somewhere you aren't and hoping the act becomes real after enough time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      To me it just comes off as "faking it 'til you make it" which is something I personally disagree with. I'm definitely in the minority on that opinion though. I think having a clear action plan, making mistakes, and self correcting is much more beneficial than pretending you are somewhere you aren't and hoping the act becomes real after enough time.
      But by "having a clear action plan, making mistakes, and self correcting", aren't you "acting as if" in the sense that the "successful you" would be doing those same actions?
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Harris
        We tend to bring into our lives what we focus on..

        So "acting as if" can assist you to achieve,
        what you want..

        But sometimes we can want something so bad,
        that we can get off course and then worse still
        we become blind to where we really are..

        So we need to be looking for and open to
        feed back at the same time..

        It's a bit like let your imagination run wild
        and keep it real at the same time..
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        • Profile picture of the author Global365
          That concept in a more refined form was made popular by Neville Goddard, and it is Not to think OF a situation but think FROM it as if it was already a reality. His books are fascinating and goes indepth into the principle..
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          • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
            Originally Posted by Global365 View Post

            That concept in a more refined form was made popular by Neville Goddard, and it is Not to think OF a situation but think FROM it as if it was already a reality. His books are fascinating and goes indepth into the principle..
            Interesting. I'll have to look him up. Thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael hetzz
    action "acting as if" means the best way of cheating other people, I think an act is not effective for me because I used to do IM from making the same mistakes I did and find the best solution
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    I think that's a great mindset to have. Much better than the "I'm going to accomplish this, but you know, there's still that cloud of doubt around my head and the inner voice telling me you ain't no good and you ain't gonna make it."

    Really, a much better mindset to have!
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  • Profile picture of the author DonnyBoy
    "Acting as if" is also like visualization. They say that if you act as if you already live the life you dream of now will have tremendous positive effect in your life - simply because you put it into action. Cheers!
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  • Acting as if for me is like believing that you will achieve or get what you want to happen. So yes,i agree with you. Sometimes all we need is to trust or selves and with the help of prayer and with the right intention we will be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Evans
    It is absolutely essential if you want to start off a new neural thought pattern.
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