Friday, 23 November 2012

Who is your Role Model?

Reading Robert Shemin's Book titled "How come that idiot's rich and I'm not?", I quote from page 82:

"If you would like to achieve success really quickly - in any field of endeavor- you might consider taking a little short-cut which is known as NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) "modelling". To make use of this technique, what you need to do is to first think of someone you know who is already achieving the success you're after. Just try to do that now... see if you can think of someone who fits the bill; someone who is already successful doing the very activity you need to improve. Once you have identified your "model" you need to analyse exactly what it is that person is actually doing to produce the results. Once you know what your model is actually doing, you can work on doing the same things and, by the law of cause and effect, you can also produce the same results. The modelling approach is sometimes referred to as "fake it till you make it" but there is nothing fake about it. You are simply using a scientific approach to the analysis of methods.... Eventually, those new behaviours - the ones that are producing the results - will sink deep into your own personality and you'll change for the better. So ultimately, you'll not need to "fake it" because you'll become the genuine article."

It is not a new thing, you have been asked several times to identify your role model. I want to ask you to only go a step further, critically study your role model and copy what he or she does for a while. I guess the results you see from your efforts will determine if you should continue or not.

All I am asking you to do is to act as if you have made it in that field you wish to play, see yourself doing all the things you admire in your rolemodel/mentor till you eventually get there.

Afterall, if they have become successful, so can you!

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