Acting As If is a powerful technique for manifesting things into your life. It involves giving yourself the experience of what you want to have, do or be. Acting As If tells the mind that what you desire is possible to attain and that your dreams can exist right now.
For example, you could go for a ride in the car you want to purchase, visit apartments in the area in which you desire to live or even eat at restaurants you’d love to frequent one day.
As an actor, I have to do it all the time. I have to play different people and create a new world for each character I want to embody. I change the outside world so that my mind and body believe that I’m someone different on the inside.
In my personal life I do a lot of travelling, and to be able to afford it all I do what I call “basic travel”. That means budget airlines (where you bring a packed lunch onboard), walking long distances pulling my luggage to avoid taxi costs and travelling overnight when tickets are much cheaper.
I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent in the last few years on a smelly coach only to get off with my neck dislocated in about 12 places!
That’s not what I really want for myself. I want to travel often for work and pleasure, and I want to do so comfortably. And why not, right? Why not love the travelling part as much as I love being at the destination? And why not make the experience more exciting and peaceful?
So, in order to create the belief that I could do it, I booked myself a first class train ticket from Glasgow to London last weekend. The journey was easy, stress-free, comfortable and it gave me a taste of the future. And this experience is a vision I can hold onto to strengthen my belief and desire for luxury travel.
Henceforth, I’m going to travel in style as often as I can. If that means saving up for a bit longer or working a little harder, so be it. I’m worth the effort.