To imitate success is a prime example of positive affirmation and the expectant power of the brain. By imitating success, you project the image of success to your peers and most importantly, to yourself.
And as we know, the expectant power of the brain is a magical thing – if you expect to succeed, you will! Particularly if you have a well thought out and structured plan for your success, which of course you can get from the goal setting process.
So how do you imitate success?
Having a visual image of what success means to you is an effective way of having something to strive towards – and more importantly, this vision is what you need to imitate as much as possible to start the ball rolling.
If possible, find images from magazines or the internet that best reflect your vision of success and use these as a guide for the next steps of how to imitate success.
It’s easy to change your wardrobe and style to reflect your vision – and use the images from Step 1 to help you fine-tune this style and get the right accessories. You can also observe other people that seem to fit your success vision and get advice from retailers. It’s all about getting ‘the look’.
Other aspects of your look may be harder to change – perhaps you’re a little slimmer in your vision? But you can work towards achieving these aspects by setting goals. So no excuses – make yourself look like your vision of success!
Changing the way you behave takes a little longer than the instant effect you get from changing your image – but it can be done. And this is where positive affirmation helps by saying out aloud [repeatedly and with conviction] the behaviour you want to develop.
To imitate success you need to dress the part!
And the easiest way to know how to dress for success is to dress like the guy in the job you want – in other words, dress like your boss (providing that’s the job you want).
Of course, if you have a corporate uniform, dress code or are required to wear particular clothing to suit your job (eg protective clothing) – then you must wear this gear. But make sure you wear it with pride – keep it clean and pressed, make sure it is a good fit [and replace clothing if it ‘shrinks’] and replace any clothing that is worn or looking tatty. And make sure your hair and general appearance is tidy.
If you don’t have a corporate uniform or dress code and it’s all up to you – here are some quick tips on how to dress for success.
And of course, always wear clean and pressed clothes and present a neat tidy image to dress for success.
So go ahead and imitate success today - and see how long it takes to become one. You may be surprised.