Sometimes you’ve gotta fake it till you make it.
You’ve doubtless heard this before, but what does it mean?
A great way to do this is through the “as if” frame.
Let’s say you’d like to be a highly persuasive person, able to walk up to anybody, friend or stranger, and start talking in beautiful language patterns that would elicit wonderful emotions and get them to take action that would benefit the both of you.
Imagine how that would be. Imagine how you’d feel doing that. Imagine how the other person would feel. If you KNEW you could do this without even thinking about it, how would you walk into a room?
How would you introduce yourself to people?
What kinds of things would you be thinking when people started talking? How would you make people around you feel more comfortable?
What kinds of things would you imagine while you fell asleep at night?
How would you feel in the morning when your alarm clock went off?
Imagine as many things as you can, about those skills that you want to have, and create a “space” around you.
A bubble. And in that bubble, you are exactly how you’d like to be.
Imagine that bubble contains all you need to really “live” the new you.
As you go out into the world, carry that bubble around you wherever you go.
See how you perceive the world through that bubble.
How does it look?