Acting As if

Book after book, author after author emphasize the point of “acting as if”.  That is, “acting as if” you are already where you want to be.  This “acting as if” invariably means thinking like, talking like, dressing like, moving like, and feeling like the person who has already achieve his/her goal.

It is easy to dismiss this practice of “acting as if”,  as simply a way of fooling oneself into believing that he is something mentally that he is not physically.  At its  very basic level that is true. At a deeper level, however”acting as if” is profoundly much more.

According to  Napoleon Hill and others, “acting as if”  is an important part of achieving your heart’s desire, of attaining your definite chief aim?  In his book “The Success Principles”, Jack Canfield states “acting as if”, sends powerful commands to your subconscious mind to find creative ways to achieve your goals.  It programs your reticular activity systems in your brain to start noticing anything that will help you succeed.

Muhammad Ali, is often quoted saying the following.


In other words, you start being the person you want to be in both mind and spirit, even before you are the physical embodiment of that person.

As you go about your day today, as you prep yourself for battle, begin to act like you have already won, like you have already achieved your goal, like you have already reach that summit.  You just might be amazed at how differently you treat others, how differently you perceive obstacles and challenges and more importantly how differently you respond.

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