I wanted to share with you a quote that I find helpful and have been recently sharing it with employees, managers, and friends in my life.
"Act as if you have already achieved your goal, and it will arrive."
I know, you are saying, Jesse - you are out of your mind. You want me to do what? You want me to act that I already have something I don't have?
Exactly. This is it. I challenge you to try it. In fact, you have probably already done this many times in your life without even knowing it.
Let's look at a few examples. When you are thirsty, what comes first. Does the glass of water just appear in front of you? No of course not, you think that you are thirsty, you think about having a nice cold glass of water, and next thing you know, yyou are satisfied. Same thing works with any goal you want in life.
I have been in the restaurant business for 18 years now. There was a time in my career when I really wanted to be a General Manager. I was speaking with the Vice President at the time, Ken Keane, (one of the best managers I have worked with by the way) and I was discussing with him my goal of being a General Manager. He said Jesse, you want to be a GM? Then start acting like it. Start dressing like a GM would dress, buy nicer shirts, buy better shoes. Be well groomed. Improve your communication skills, increase your knowledge with things. Guess what happened? I was promoted to GM.
That process is a key point in unlocking your potential and getting what you want in life. Visualize your goal. Believe in it. This process works for anything you want.
Do you want to be more organized? Well, what does an organized person look like? What are their habits? What do they do differently that a disorganized person does?
Do you want to be increase your confidence? Well, what does a confident person look like? Act like? How does it feel to be confident. Do you want to buy a house? Believe in it. Act as if you were already a homeowner. Visualize yourself in your new house, running your toes through the grass in the backyard.
If you believe it, you can achieve it!
Today is a great day.
Unlock your potential from within.
Make a difference in the lives of others today.
Until next time!