by Adam Khoo
Have you ever wanted to be absolutely confident in certain situations when you were feeling unsure? Would it be empowering for you to get into a state of being totally motivated instead of feeling the usual lethargy?
Or how about changing your fear of going on stage to feeling enthusiastic & relaxed when you have to face an audience?
How much would it take to change the results you are able to produce in life? Well you can! All you have to do is to put yourself in that physiology of excellence!
If you want to feel confident, all you have to do adopt the total physiology of confidence. If you want to feel motivated, adopt the physiology of motivation. This is called the ‘Act as if…’ principle. If you want to feel a certain state, act as if you were already in that state.
Remember that confidence, motivation and excitement are nothing but emotional states that you have experienced in the past. If you could access these states in a past situation, those same resources are available to you now!
All you have to do is to model the exact same physiology you were in when you experienced it previously:
Getting Yourself into a State of Confidence
Imagine that you are going to make a presentation, which you have prepared for but, as usual, you don’t feel confident at all. And it has been this lack of confidence that has affected your performance in the past. How do you get yourself into a confident state?
If you think about it, I am sure there has been a time in the past when you felt totally confident. There was definitely a time you were able to access a state of total confidence.
Think of the last time when you felt really confident doing something you were good at.
Go back to that time and adopt the same physiology you were in.
- Stand the way you were standing.
- Breathe the way you were breathing.
- Have the same tension in your face, arms and hands. Have the same focus in your eyes.
- Now, say to yourself what you would normally say when you are feeling totally confident. Use the exact same tone and volume!
If you had followed this exercise conscientiously, do you now feel that confident state? I bet you do!
As long as you have accessed a particular state in the past, your mind and body can re-create it by accessing the past resources.
This is what is known as modeling the physiology of excellence.
Editors Note: Adam Khoo is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and a self-made millionaire by the age of 26. We found him through his articles on NLP and downloaded his FREE bonus report “Supercharge Your Success” – (we thought it was truly helpful – almost like a small book for success in ALL areas based on a simple, easy version of NLP principles.) Go ahead and visit his site and get your own Free Supercharge Your Success right here, at Success With NLP.