Would you like to acquire the mindset and attitude of your role model or idol? Here’s an effective technique:
Choose the person you would like to model. Research everything about the person. Know what traits, styles, or abilities you would like to acquire from him.
Let’s say you want to have the mindset of Michael Jordan. Go to a quiet place, close your eyes, relax, and visualize MJ smiling and coming to you. Now visualize MJ merging with your own body. While visualizing, recite a few words of affirmation like “I am becoming more and more like Michael Jordan.”
Now feel his presence and his aura being absorbed by your whole body. The secret here is: You don’t want to become like him, feel that you’re already him.
Feel his abilities engulfing your body. Visualize you’re Michael Jordan and you’re playing his game at its best. See what he sees, feel what he feels, think what he thinks.When the MJ aura is being experienced by your body at its peak, open your eyes. Feel refreshed and invigorated.
When you get the chance to play basketball, feel that you’re MJ and play it just as MJ would. By feeling that you’re him, you’ve already affirmed to yourself that you already possess his traits and his emotions. If you just want to be like him, you’re telling your subconscious that you do not yet possess his characteristics.
The same goes if you want to become a wealthy person. Dress, act, think, and feel the way a wealthy person does, even if you’re not yet one. Don’t wait to become a wealthy person in the future; be one now, and you will attract wealth and abundance.
There’s a very powerful technique called mirroring. You copy the other person. If he scratches his nose, you do the same. If he fixes his hair, do the same. If you couple this act with visualizations of you doing what he’s doing and thinking what he’s thinking, not only will you acquire the traits and personality of the person you’re modeling, but he will also feel comfortable with you, and will get to like you because he can see himself in you. You will build rapport. But be warned! Don’t be obvious when you’re mirroring others because they might think you’re mocking them.