The ONLY SECRET You Need to Know About Presenting Masterfully…
One of the wonderful things about personal characteristics like confidence or preparedness is that if you pretend to have them, you have them immediately. Since the mind doesn’t know the difference between a real or imagined event, acting ‘as if’ is a logical and sensible solution to temporary uncertainty!
Because our mind has such a profound influence on our external experience, choosing to adopt beneficial emotional states is the first step to truly mastering your life. All that we are and have experienced to date is a result of what we have imagined to be true in our minds. If we are unhappy with the results, our experience can be changed as quickly as we can change our minds and imagine a new meaning.
It is a bit like role-playing. We all have certain roles – they act as an invisible costume that we slip in and out of depending on what is required of us. Some of us have very well developed role of ‘victim’, for example. Or perhaps we slip easily into the role of ‘reluctant public speaker’ or ‘follower’.
We have a choice as to which part we will play and which costume we will wear. Many of us play the same role every day without stopping to question WHY? The roles are neither inspiring nor exciting and yet we accept them as a fait accompli. It reminds me of the child who is relegated to the supporting role of ‘tree’ in the primary school play. We all know the one –she stands in the corner with the ridiculous costume on but never speaks. She is on stage with the rest of the class but never really has the chance to shine – to play the lead and command the attention and applause of an adoring audience.
Eventually that child grows up but has become so accustomed to playing the supporting role that he does not realise the limitless possibilities available – successful entrepreneur, loving mother, skilful public speaker etc. She is 30 years old and still getting up each and every day to put on her ‘tree’ costume and stand on the sidelines of her own life. The school play is long over yet she is still living the life she imagined in her head when he was a little girl.
Every day we have the choice of which lenses, attire or uniform to put on. The choice has always been ours and the possibilities are infinite. Your mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and what you vividly imagine so why not chose something that’s going to make your life richer, happier and more fulfilling?
It’s time to cast aside your ‘tree’ costume … you won’t need that anymore. You can be anything that you choose to imagine right now.
Fake it until you make it! Trust me, it will be a short trip.