23-074 Act As If #4

Today’s Mandala Message: Keep your vision clear. Stay focused on the goal.

This week we look at Principle #12 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Act As If. For today’s MotD I set my intention to ponder doing the actions that go along with acting as if. Canfield states: “Once you choose what it is you want to be, do or have, all you have to do is start acting as if you already are being, doing, or having it.” In other words how would we act if we were already “that”? He further states: “As soon as you start acting as if, you will start drawing to you the very people and things that will help you achieve it in real life.

This is sort of an off-beat example…I’ve been putting off buying new clothes until I reach my goal weight. Unfortunately, I’m struggling with making that happen. I keep hovering around the same weight with only 25 lbs to go. On Monday I looked at my wardrobe and saw how most of my clothes are drab colors…that’s not who I am or who I want to be.

With this week’s principle, I’ve been thinking about how I would act as if I were at my goal weight. Then I see that a local shop in town is promoting their new colorful spring line of clothes. My aha moment came with the idea: Why should I wait (weight?) to lose the weight to buy new clothes, I’m going to act as if and shop there this afternoon. When my weight comes down, I can much more easily alter my clothes smaller than larger.

So how about you? Do you have an unusual, or unconventional thing you’ve been holding off on until you’ve completed a goal? Would doing it now in the spirit of “act as if” work better for you?

“You can’t stay
in your corner of the forest
waiting for others
to come to you.
You have to go
to them sometimes.”

— A. A. Milne


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An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.


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