I am sure that we have all experienced being told we COULD DO something for the very first time! And our first reaction is typically to think “no way”!
Realistically, we would be correct! At that point in time, we can’t DO it! Now that doesn’t mean we will never be able to do it. Just not right now!
So, what does it take? A lot of trial and error. Taking little steps and achieving those initial wins and then moving forward. Continuing to take small steps and moving forward with the task. Typically, when we achieve something and look back to that initial impression, we often think “what was I thinking? I DID it!”
That applies to this process as well. Start by doing the simple first steps; as I suggest, start by “people watching.” Markdown your observations of others and then move on from there. Ask a close confidante what their observation of you says to them.
Then work through the four-step process gradually so that you can start to make it a daily habit.
- IDENTIFY your roles
- PROJECT how you will outwardly display the characterization
- ANCHOR a word, gesture or object to recreate the full characterization instantly
- DUPLICATE it every day, and it will become a new habit.
After all, if someone told you that you could hold yourself fully horizontal just using your arms, you would say “no way!”
Well, I’m here to tell you “WAY!”
To Being Heard,