Mistakes are teachers. I accept the lessons they offer.
Thought for the week: Acting ‘As If’ or fake it until you make it.
In NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming there is a technique called ‘modelling’. What you do is take on the persona of someone who has all of the attributes that you would like to have and act as if you are them.
Building your confidence can be achieved by identifying with someone who has the confidence that you wish for yourself. So, take on this person’s persona – how they hold themselves (standing up tall), how they speak to people, how they react to whatever happens to them. This can be hugely helpful if you are lacking in confidence or feeling like an imposter. Gradually, it helps build up your confidence and not feel like a fraud.
So, whether you want to channel your inner Beyoncé, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey (or all of them) – the choice is up to you.
If you‘re not as confident as you’d like to be, standing up straight projects confidence, authority, and poise, while slouching makes you look unprofessional and disinterested. …. “As you act, so you become”.