Whatever it is that you envision for yourself—no matter how lofty or impossible it may seem to you right now—I encourage you to begin acting as if what you would like to become is already your reality. This is a wonderful way to set into motion the forces that will collaborate with you to make your dreams come true. To activate the creative forces that lie dormant in your life, you must go to the unseen world, the world beyond your form. Here is where what doesn’t exist for you in your world of form will be created. You might think of it in this way: In form, you receive in-formation. When you move to spirit, you receive in-spiration. It is this world of inspiration that will guide you to access anything that you would like to have in your life.
by Dr. Wayne Dyer
What It Means to Become Inspired
Place your thoughts on what it is you’d like to become—an artist, a musician, a computer programmer, a dentist, or whatever. In your thoughts, begin to picture yourself having the skills to do these things. No doubts. Only a knowing. Then begin acting as if these things were already your reality. As an artist, your vision allows you to draw, to visit art museums, to talk with famous artists, and to immerse yourself in the art world. In other words, you begin to act as an artist in all aspects of your life. In this way, you’re getting out in front of yourself and taking charge of your own destiny at the same time that you’re cultivating inspiration.
The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, the more inspired you are. By having the courage to declare yourself as already being where you want to be, you will almost force yourself to act in a new, exciting, and spiritual fashion. You can also apply this principle to areas other than your chosen vocation. If you’re living a life of scarcity, and all of the nice things that many people have are not coming your way, perhaps it’s time to change your thinking and act as if what you enjoy having is already here.
Visualize the beautiful automobile that’s your dream car and paste it on your bedroom door, as well as on the refrigerator. While you’re at it, paste it on the dashboard of the car you’re now driving! Visit a showroom, sit in your car, and note the beautiful new-car aroma. Run your hands over the seats, and grip the steering wheel. Walk all around your car, appreciating the lines of it. Take your car for a test drive, and visualize that you’re entitled to drive this car, that you’re inspired by its beauty, and that it’s going to find a way into your life. In some way, somehow, this is your car. Talk to others about your love for this car. Read about it. Bring up a picture on your computer screen, and leave it there to view each time you’re near that computer.
All of this may seem silly to you, but when you become inspired and act as if what you want is already here, you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to make this your reality.
Excerpt taken from 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace