Those that has gone before you
Beyoncé famously has Sasha Fierce, a persona that she used to use on stage. Beyoncé used this alter ego as a way to give her the confidence she needed to experiment with the more sexual side of her performances. She had to act ‘As If’ for a long period of her career until she dropped it because as a grown ass women, who is beyond successful, she realised she didn’t need her any more.
Jack Canfield, a word renowned author and speaker; his books include Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles; at the start of his career he was at a conference and asked one of the speakers,
“How do I become an international speaker”?
The reply was
“Just tell people that you already are”
The premise was to believe and act like he already was. He added it to his business cards and to date Jack Canfield has won several international speaking awards.
A famous baseball coach once said
“All children should learn to sign baseballs”.
It is about the experience of feeling like you already have the success you desire.
There is story after story, through the ages, about how people acted ‘As If’ until it was.