Sunday, October 30, 2011

Act As If !


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taken from Idea Champions



Do you know what the opposite of a "professional" is? 

A "con-fessional." 

And, at the risk of being unprofessional, here's mine: 

One of the great secrets to manifesting anything on planet Earth is to act as if -- to proceed in the spirit of already having succeeded -- or what Steven Covey refers to as "beginning with the end in mind."

Why is this important? 

Because you already are what you profess to be, even if it's not apparent yet.
This state of mind, which is the polar opposite of doubt, could easily be construed to be some kind of con game. But it's not. 

In a con game, the intention is to deceive -- to manipulate others by pretending to be something you're not. 

When you act as if, you are simply being that which you already are, but hasn't manifested yet.
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You are, as described in the introduction to Awake at the Wheel, the IDEA of something not yet fully embodied. 

The intention, always, in the game of creation, is never to deceive, but to CONCEIVE -- to bring into being a positive, life-affirming outcome.When you, with integrity, act CONFIDENTLY (from the Latin "con-fide" -- meaning "with faith") you are not playing a "confidence game" -- you are jump starting the creative process. 

Got it? Good. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Suspend all doubt.
2. See your BIG IDEA as already manifested.
3. Fully express yourself from that place -- with authenticity, style, and a good sense of humor.


Excerpted from Awake at the Wheel: Getting Your Great Ideas Rolling (in an uphill world).