There’s this weird thing I do almost every day which I’ve never shared with anybody.
I termed it, “REHEARSING FOR THE FUTURE”
First of all, let’s know the meaning of rehearsing.
According to Dictionary.com, to rehearse means:
If you accidentally catch me in the act ( of rehearsing for the future), you’d think I’ve gone crazy.
Since when I was in secondary school, I’ve always loved writing.
I was the fastest writer and had the neatest note.
Go ask my teachers
I had pieces of paper, notebooks and jotters where I would write stories (that made no sense…lol).
One day a friend asked me, “do you want to be a writer?”
I looked at her and smiled.
“I don’t know”
In my mind, I was saying, “let my aunt better not hear that rubbish from you before she stops paying my school fees”
As at that time I was staying with an aunt.
That’s not the weird thing I do. That’s just a glimpse of how I’ve been rehearsing for the future for a long time now.
Now this is it:
Writing is what comes naturally to me but not speaking.
Whenever I’m in a meeting, I’d always be that guy who has nothing to say.
During phone calls, I laugh more than I talk.
(See, I have to be this vulnerable and open to help anyone who thinks that his/her weakness is a valid reason not to pursue greatness)
- “Your Dreams Are Valid” – Fight For Your Idea With The Last Drop of Your Blood
- On MMM, Focus and Fighting For Your Dreams.
So, what do I do to help my speaking ministry?
I would pick up an imaginary mic, greet an imaginary audience and start talking to them.
I could do this passionately for 30 minutes without getting tired.
( One of the reasons I started podcasting)
Sometimes, I pretended that I was being interviewed by a big media house like CNN, BBC or Oprah Winfrey Show.
I’d ask myself questions and answer them.
Other times, I act like I was receiving an award or recognition for my work.
Doing these things give me such joy I can’t explain.
“All things which have been emotionalized (given feeling) and mixed with faith begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.”
So, this is my own special way of emotionalizing my desire and dreams.
You may think it’s a crazy thing to do but it works.
Rehearsing for the future makes you obsessed with your dreams. It also prepares you for opportunities.
It makes you yearn for success and become uncomfortable with your present situation.
Then it motivates you to keep chasing your personal legend because you might just be a step to discovering it.
It compels you want to become the best of yourself.
It is also an act of faith in your dreams. It shows that you believe in your dreams and in their attainment.
So, what is it you desire?
A big house, a car, an employment in a Fortune 500 company, an interview with a big media house?
Start now to rehearse for the future. Start acting as if you were in that position you desire.
Pick up that phone and start rehearsing what it looks like to speak with a 7-figure client that pays you what you’re worth.
Pitch your idea to your imaginary investors.
You may not get the result immediately but there’s this motivation mixed with joy that come to you.
As you keep on rehearsing for the future, you develop this attitude that knows no limitation.
Rehearsing for the future can also be likened to “acting out” your dreams and goals as if they were already happening.
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Share your thought, how have you been rehearsing for the future?