If you want your life to change, one simple thing you can do is to act as though the change has already occurred. If you want to achieve something, act as though you have already gotten your desired result. If you want to possess a certain quality, act as if you already do.
Want to be happy? Act as though you are happy.
Want recharge your marriage? Remember how you felt in the early days of your relationship, and act that way again.
Want to have a job you can love? Act as though you love your current job.
Want to be more confidant? Act as though you are confident.
Acting as if you already have what you want will change your attitude to a more positive one. It will also alter how you behave toward other people and how they react to you. You will create the habits necessary to get—and be—what you want.
Acting as if is not easy. It takes practice and reinforcement. You will need to change the negative thoughts and actions that have become habits over many years. Cut yourself some slack while you are establishing new patterns, but keep acting as if and your new attitude will become a habit.
Try it—and be amazed by the results!