This is a simple technique that helps you keep on a positive and productive life path. What do you want? Is it good health? Is there a person you admire who you’d like to emulate? What career path would you like to pursue?
You may not feel well, but why can’t you act like you’re healthy? You may not feel that you have the qualities of someone you admire, but why can’t you act like this person? You might have writing aspirations, but feel unqualified to do so. Why not “act” the part?
Don’t wait for a sign or for the right person to come along to help you. YOU are the person you are waiting for. YOUR DESIRE to move forward is the sign you’ve been looking for. YOU can move forward by acting like you want to be!
Acting like what you want to be will provide momentum for you to grow into your desires. You will have the mindset to pursue the actions to go after what you want. Earl Nightingale, the pioneer of personal development, proclaimed that “We become what we think about. Our thoughts become our actions, our actions become us. Think as if you already are the motivated person that you want to become.”
I never dreamed that I could be a writer. I accomplished this by acting like what I wanted to be. I started to act like a writer and began to journal my thoughts. I gathered information about writing and attended various self-help seminars over the course of many years. Before I knew it, I felt like a writer! It gave me the confidence and momentum to write about highly sensitive people from a personal point of view.
This provided me with the confidence and information to grow into who I was and who I wanted to be. This period of acting and exploring enabled me to find out about my high sensitivity. I combined my strength of writing, my thirst for self-knowledge, and my “acting” ability into something that was truly meaningful for me.
I expect to be a good writer and help and encourage other highly sensitive people and introverts to live their best lives! We don’t always get what we deserve, but we can get what we expect!
What do you want? What do you expect? Use your HSP deep-thinking capabilities to figure this out. Why not “act” the part and go for it? What are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present. Your most fulfilling life awaits you!
Do you “act” like you want to be? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
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So many great nuggets of wisdom in here. I really love this! We get what we expect. I have been finding that affirmations, visualization, and lots and lots of gratitude, are so helpful in the process. They help me be aware of what I am actually expecting.
Thank you for your comment! We DO get what we expect! Why not expect more from ourselves?
I agree with you that affirmations, visualizations, and lots of gratitude keep our minds on a positive path. We need all the help that we can get! LOL
‘Acting like what you want to be will provide momentum for you to grow into your desires’. Another simply explained concept and very encouraging. Thank you. I have extreme anxiety in social situations. I just clam up, my mind goes blank, and I just want to leave the situation. So, needless to say, my social skills in the area of ‘spur of the moment’ conversation is lacking, so I really benefit from one sentence explainations and encouragements. I like this one. I am going to try this and see what happens. I moved to a location, 14 hours from where I lived for most of my life, and have noticed how culture , even within the same country (I live in Canada), can change a person and not always for the good. It grieves me that this has happened to me. It’s like I need to reclaim myself and I will not only try to apply this statement to being who I want to be, but in trying to find my dreams.