Similarly, my clients who are aiming for promotion and higher leadership responsibilities: they Fake it ‘Til you Make It. If the new position calls for a set of buzz words – they start learning them now. If it calls for a different degree of confidence – they start displaying it (or pretending, if they must) right now. Imagine yourself in that corner office. Take on a strategic perspective. Network at a different level.
It was Picasso who told us that ‘Everything you can imagine is real’, and this extends well beyond art. If you want to be someone different, and see something different in your world, start it now. Consider the nuances that will change in your new future, and bring them into your present. Keep walking, and one day you’ll notice that the scenery has indeed changed.