LEADERSHIP STRATEGY – ACT AS IF

The 2012 London Olympics that start this week bring up several questions of interest to business executives.  What do these talented athletes do to be so successful, to win those medals?  What tools and strategies do they use?  How can this be applied to being a success as a business leader or in whatever life area you choose?

 One of the great strategies for success is to ACT AS IF you’re already where you want to be.  This is a simple, fun  tool where you’re thinking like, talking like, acting like, feeling like the person who has already achieved your goal.  An Olympic athlete will see himself touching the side of the pool before anyone else does and standing on the platform receiving the gold medal.  A business person can see himself receiving a bonus or an award for an outstanding achievement.  A parent can see themselves in a fun and loving relationship with their teenager!   ACTING AS IF sends powerful commands to your subconscious mind to find creative ways to achieve your goals.  It programs a part of your brain to start noticing anything that will help you succeed, and even sends strong messages to the universe that this end goal is something you really want.

 Start now!  You can begin right now to ACT AS IF you have already achieved any goal you want.  Feeling the outer experience of this helps create the inner experience, the mindset, that takes to manifest this actual experience.  So, how would you act as if you were already a leader of a successful company, the head of a department, an award winning scientist, a rich entrepreneur, a bestselling author, a significant other in an amazing relationship, or even a parent who has an amazing relationship with their kids?  How would you dress, think, talk, treat other people, handle money, live, travel and so forth?

 Once you have a clear picture, stand in that place.  Start being that person now.  Then start doing the actions that are consistent with being that person.  Soon you will have everything you visualized you wanted.

 As you watch the Olympics, use this as an opportunity to pick something you want and start ACTING AS IF you are already have it – that you are being and doing what needs to be done to achieve it.  During the games, you will hear and see many stories of persistence, hard work and dedication.  Get inspired with your own story!  Breathe in the joy of victory!