If you think you’ll succeed, you’ll act as if you are already successful.
Research shows if a person behaves in a successful way, they start believing they have that skill. It’s a less threatening version of “practice”.
I don’t know too many people who like the idea of practice because there’s little obvious reward. If you “act” the part, you’ll become the “role” which is more interesting than practicing.
Kids take to this idea quickly. When I explain the process to them, they’re all in.
Usually, the behavior focuses on social interactions. If they imitate the behavior of someone who is confident, they behave confidently, others label them as confident and ta-da!, they begin to describe themselves as confident. See for yourself.
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