Seriously, you can get better results by pretending.
I know I am not alone in my love for daydreaming. It keeps us young when we think in terms of “anything is possible”, and in our imagination, it certainly is. The most successful people in the world use their imaginations to create new innovations and find solutions. The imaginations is where music, stories, plays come from. Imagination brings life to life.
Pretending is extending your imagination into physical reality. I use the phrase “pretend is your friend”, because it can be a valuable skill that will help you accomplish more, in less time and with greater ease. If you want to know how to get better results, imagination is key.
Let’s consider a scenario where you are feeling a little resistant to cleaning the house and want to get motivated and get it over with quickly. You keep thinking about the dishes in the sink, the floors that need to be vacuumed and mopped, the counters that need to be wiped down, the bathrooms that need to be done. You are exhausted just thinking about it from the sofa where you are making your list so you won’t forget any task (and you can delay the start, showing yourself how much work it is all going to be).
Now imagine that you get phone call. The person calling is someone important to you they say they are coming over and will be there in an hour. Go!
When this really happens, our mind jumps right into action. We stop thinking about why we do not want to clean the house, in this example, and just jump into action.
The same can hold true for rewards. Think back to when you were a teen. Your friends call and say they are going to the beach and will be at your place to pick you up at 10:30. You tell your mom and she says, “You are going anywhere until your room is spotless and your homework is done!”
Suddenly you figure out how to do six hours of work in two.
Taking the time to condition your mind to think in a way that will produce better results will take time. This is one way to use the power of your mind to create better results in all you do. When you jump into enthusiastic action, and do not pause to consider the downside, you will reach your goals with lightning speed and you will get better results than ever before.