To be happy, it is important that we become happy with who we are and what we do – accept ourselves, recognize our good traits, accept our flaws and come to see those flaws as actually good and unique parts of us. But there’s always something we want to change.
Positive thinking is the key to any kind of achievement. The problem is, most of us just don’t believe that they are the type of person who can achieve that goal.
Let’s take a quick example – If I want to start running, to make running a daily habit, I think about runners I know or have read about. I read about their habits, their lifestyle, and imagine what it’s like to be them. Then, I pretend I’m a runner myself. I think about what it’s like to be a runner, how a runner would act, how a runner thinks and feels, what a runner’s habits are.
I take the identity of a runner, and make it my own. Soon, I believe I’m a runner. And here’s the magic – it becomes true! Just by pretending it, and assuming that identity, I become a runner. I think and act like one. And if I’m a runner, what do I do every day? I run.
So today’s learning is simple – think about the goal you want to achieve, imagine the kind of person who has already achieved that goal or created that habit, and pretend you are that person.
This magical trick can work for any goal, and for any person. Imagine that you are that person, and you will be.
Peace out ✌️