I read a talk the other day where the speaker said this, “You become what you want to be by being what you want to become every day.” I had to reread it several times and give some thought to it. When I was younger I had a teacher that had his students say this little line, “If you act enthusiastic then you’ll be enthusiastic.” But we had to do it in a particular way. First it was just a whisper, next we would stand and say it with more conviction, and then we would say it quite loud finally he had us jumping up throwing our arms in the air and screaming “IF YOU ACT ENTHUSIASTIC THEN YOU”LL BE ENTHUSIASTIC!”
One more thing I remember along these lines of thoughts, “Fake it ‘til you make it.”
All three of these thoughts have some great merit when it comes to choosing how you want be and then being a “Man of Action”! Let me take some time to expound at the risk of being redundant. If you want to be a endurance runner like a marathon runner what do you do? Well you don’t sit around the house and do nothing! You get up and do what runners do run, eat well, by the best running shoes, wear the clothing that runners wear in short you act like a runner, you train like a runner, you learn to think like a runner! You become the runner you want to be by being a runner more and more every day. You are not a runner at first; some might even call you a want-a-be runner or a fake runner! But if you keep at it one day you will make it and will be a real runner!
To wrap this up I want to go back to what I started out with. “You BECOME what you want to BE by BEING what you want to BECOME every day.” (Become – Be: Being – Become)
Be a Man or Woman of action! Become what you want to be by being! Even if you have to ACT the part or even FAKE the being until you become just that.
One more word of advice, you must know what it is you want to become and keep a clear image of it in your mind. Then learn what that kind of person does, what they think about, what they eat, drink, dream about, what they wear, how they walk in short learn everything you can about what a person does to make them what it is you want to BE!
Randy J Bradley