Lately I heard a lot of “become the person you want to be”. This is part of personal development process.
But what does this mean? How can I be the person I want to be? There are just different time tenses in this quote. 🙂 Be NOW the person I want… to BE in the FUTURE?! How’s that?
The BIG quote
Many have the solution on how to do that – how to become the person we want to be. And here’s one:
You must truly act as if you are already what you want to be [in order to align your energy with that and help it manifest].
Wow! This is a new one. But it doesn’t help me much.
Let’s take a look at the quote
As I said in this article, you really must understand the meaning of the words in the quotes you read. So let’s take a look at the phrase:
“If you want to become the person you want to be, you must truly act as if you are already what you want to be.”
- First of all, have in mind the type of person you want to be. Analyze it as much as you can. Define the way it acts, dresses, looks, speaks, thinks, does things and so on.
- Second, act like that type of person you analyzed. This is in present tense which means NOW.
- And third, acting like the type of person you want to be must be done all the time until it becomes a habit. And I can add – until your mind becomes to identify you with the type of person you want to be.
My personal example to become the person I want
When I first heart this phrase, I really didn’t understand it. But this quote raised a question in my mind.
How I wanted to be?
I chose a simple example – I want to be a business woman. And this thought was when I didn’t have anything to classify me as one. I didn’t have a personal business, I didn’t run a company, I didn’t have any qualification and so on. If I would told you I am a business woman, I couldn’t have anything to prove.
But I chose I wanted to be a business woman.
And the first thing that came to me when I think about a business woman is the way she dresses – she has an office outfit style.
What did I do next?
I started to buy office outfit and since then I wear it most of the time. I rarely wear casual outfit – like jeans & t-shirts.
The first thing I do in the morning is choosing a business outfit. When I look at a t-shirt, all of a sudden it comes to my mind that I am a business woman and I must act like one and dress like one.
And guess what?
My mind started to act like I was a business woman and my actions were focused on becoming a real business woman.
I started my little business as a trainer & coach. So now I can call myself a real business woman. How I accomplished that I will tell you in another article.
But until then, think about the quote I presented to you. And really think about it.
- How you want to be?
- Analyze the type of person you want to be
- Choose one little action to start becoming the person you want to be
- Stick to that action until it becomes a habit and your mind starts identify you as the person you want to be.
This is my personal example and I want it to help you in your journey to become the person you really really want.