Act as If You Will Achieve Your Goals
The human mind has amazing power. One way to harness this astounding power is to act as if your goals will be realized.
Your mind operates in three quadrants, the past, the present, and the future. You have the ability to imagine achieving your goals in the future Let’s say your goal is to earn $100,000 in the next twelve months. If you knew you were going to do that, what actions would you take to achieve your goal? Begin now to take the actions consistent with earning $100,000 in the next twelve months.
Jim Carrey, the comedian, used to act as if he was one of the wealthiest people in the world. Years ago, he lived in a van, but now he is one of the world’s wealthiest people. One success technique that he used to achieve these results was the “as if principle.”
When Jim Carrey was starting his career in comedy, he wrote himself a check for $10,000,000. In the pay-to-the-order-of section he wrote in his name. In the memo section of the check he wrote, “for action services rendered.” He postdated the check to November 24, 1995. Jim carried the
check in his wallet everywhere he went. Jim began to “act as if” he was going to cash the check on that date in 1995.
He began to take the actions of a comedian who would command a $10,000,000 payday. He went to every audition he could. He spent hours every day looking at himself in the mirror teaching himself how to make funny expressions. For several years, he acted “as if” he was going to cash that check. Within thirty days of the due date he did cash the check for exactly $10,000,000.
Here is the formula
1. Choose a goal.
2. Ask yourself, “If I knew I was going to achieve (your goal) by achievement date) what actions would I take?
3. Write down the action steps.
4. Begin to act as if you are going to accomplish your goal.
What goal could I select today that I could begin to pursue by acting as if I was going to accomplish it?
Use the as if principle to help you in all areas of goal setting.
Make a list of the actions a person would need to take to become the top producer in your industry.
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