|Posted on February 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM|
A professional actor has many faces: shy, serious, kind. cool. wise, sinister, secretive and suave, plus much more; depending on the part the director needs the actor to play. In this grand cinema we call LIFE; we - you and me - are the director and the actor. We determine our role, how we play about that role, and decide how well we play each scene. The sences - the situations and sircumstances, are unique to each one of us. So, If you may, please finish this phrase as it may kindle the flame in which you will turn yourself in to. Because in February 2012 you will be - "Acting as through you were __(Fill in Here)__!" Now... ACTION!
Acting is a very important part in building our attitudes. Not only does it junction our mental aspects but it is the only physical way to present the feeling of what we want to be. Millions of people live on this planet not realizing that each one of them is a unique character, each one playing a diffrent part in the world around them. Essentially we are all the lead characters of our movie. As a character we must ACT accordingly to each scene we in. Every movement, every word, every gesture of the body has purpose, and is in the end related to the direction we chose to go. The Direction is simple; Moving to a new city? Owning your first houase? Howabout the new car you were dreaming about? becoming a CEO or President of your own company? Travelling the world or being the leader of the chosen field you're in? Whatever it maybe you must become that character; the outstanding individual that lives that role. Even if you at first dont know how this character is presented, go out and read about this kind of individual. You will only then begin to see what this character is like. You won't fully understand untill you act and behave like this character does.
When you play your character more and more, you soon begin to develop the mentality or attitude that the individual portrays, and ultimately that is the result that you want, when you want to know that you have done it successfully. As you continue to act and understand your character, you will soon realize the vast improvement you have gained. You will attain the habits, principles and traits you never knew you had. These are necessary to your role and attitude, and as your contine to do so you will begin to realize that you are not just play out some role but actually driving yourself towards something you actually want to be with out even realizing it!
Choices are everywhere in our lives, and in this movie we are consistently in, there are choices we also need to make - important ones - not just "what kind of clothes should I wear?" or "should I take milk and sugar with my tea?" Important choices in which we use our minds (it acts as the "Director"), to guide us through each scene we are in to make decisions. As it understands, what we are, where we need to be, and knows the best way to get there.
It has been proven that playing a movie of how we want our lives to be, gives us the ability to be put in to those situations and circumstances, to physically feel it, because as far as the brain knows, it cannot distinguish between reality and imagination. Here is a little something I want to share with you. It's from a fabulous book called "The New Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Malts. Here is a section from the book, a quote from Dr. Richard Coop on advice to golfers:
"Before you play any shot, you need to have a mental picture of how you want the ball to react once you deliver the clubhead to the ball. You need to have a definite, positive visualization of what your shot will look like. The picture should indicate the trajectory, the direction, the spot where you intend the ball to land, and how far you want the ball to roll when it lands... if the flight of a shot is difficult for you to picture, try visualizing a strip of highway that curves in the manner that you wish your ball to travel. Your options in this visualization are limited only by your imagination. You might see the green as a pin cushion ready to accept your shot... pick visual images that work for you. Visualization is one of the most individual aspects of golf psychology."
Give it a try: Take 15-30 minutes every morning and before you go to sleep to play your movie. Get as detailed as you possibly bacn and let your imagination run. If it works in the golfing world then it will also work in the working world as well! Think of the clothes, the shoes, the job, the house, the automobile, the cologne, the body you see yourself in; anything and everything you can think of! If picturing your future life is difficult, don't worry. It's normal. We all have to start somewhere, so start small (where do you see yourself in 1-2 months from now) and gradually think bigger! Close your eyes and really see yourself as the person you wish to become! The important part for this method is being consistent. Repeat this process everyday and THINK as though it were impossible to fail! "Absolute Achievement".
This method isn't new. Many top performers use it and intergrate it into their lives. And not only do they achieve the success they have sought out but their attitude is also running at it's maximum capacity! Here is something from Jack Nicklaus, a legendary golfer from the 1960's. This material again is from Psycho-Cybernetics:
"Jack Nicklaus has said, "I never hit a golf shot without having a sharp picture of it in my head. First I seewhere I want the ball to finish. Then I see it going there; it's trajectory and landing. The next scene shows me making the swing that will turn the previous images in to reality."
When we look at it, it is simple. How we think and act, can and will directly affect the result of our attitude and persona (our character). And doing this every waking day of our lives will; bring us closer to the real person AND dream we are all aiming for! Remember, we are the actor and the director of our lives and our movie.