I know the goal is honesty here, not an Academy Award.
But this is a great tool. It’s a skill. If we act as if…. then the feelings catch up.
After the death of her father, Joelle said she could barely function. She had to act as if she were brave. She didn’t have the courage at first but she said she acted the way someone with courage would act. And slowly, she was able to move through her grief and reach a place of acceptance. And then the courage came along.
Trying to write a book? Act as if you take yourself seriously. Act as if you believe in yourself. As if you have the discipline to go to your desk and sit on your chair and work.
Trying to get promoted? Act as if you think you’re promotion material. Do what someone about to be promoted would do.
Dislike your neighbor? Act as if you sincerely like her. Oh yes, pray for her health, happiness and prosperity. Pray sincerely. The heart will follow.
Want to be a strong role model for your children? Act, act, act. Find someone you admire and act this new role. It really does work.
Act as if you have already experienced the transformation you are hoping for. The transformation will follow. We can make the magic in our own lives.
Today’s Tool For Tuesday: Act as if…and you will be astonished at what you can accomplish.