The manifestation of your goals – to actually see, touch and have what you want – requires the process of act/think/be. When you become committed to your plan for success, you should ask yourself the following question:
“If I look at people I admire and who have what I am striving for, how do they act and how do they think?”
This gives you a ton of clues as to how you should begin to act and think.
Want to advance in your career and get promoted to Manager, Vice-President or a C-Level employee? Find a few people in those positions that you respect and admire and begin to examine their traits. How do they communicate? What is their work ethic? How do they invest in their professional development? How do they network? What associations do they belong to?
Want to be healthier and fit? What are the characteristics of healthy and fit people? What do they eat? How often do they exercise? How much sleep do they get? How do they manage stress?
Want to build wealth and experience an increase in your finances? How do wealthy people save, invest, budget or generate income? What books or magazines do they read? Who do they get advice from? What do they watch on television?
By finding the answers to these questions, you can decide which of these acts you will incorporate into your own life. Remember, action always precedes results. You won’t reach your goals if you don’t first begin acting as if you’ve already accomplished it.
Now, I want you to know that it’s not about pretending to be something or someone you’re not. This is about understanding what it takes to get where you want to be and using that information in a way that benefits you.
As you begin to act and think differently, you’ll ultimately be different.