How to Become the Person You Want to Be

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By Gabriel Gonsalves

Personal mastery, leadership development, and spiritual growth with the heart in mind. 

Become the Person You Want to Be

Have you noticed how hard it is to figure out who the real Johnny Depp is? Every time he appears in public, he speaks with a strange accent and has unusual mannerisms and behaviors. When asked why he does this, he simply says, “I’m just practicing a new character.”

What if Johnny Depp is showing us how to become who we really want to be?

What if all it took was practicing being the person you would like to be and doing the things that person does?

With this in mind, here’s a 5-step process to help you become the person you would like to be. It not only worked for Johnny Depp and each one of the brilliant characters he’s played, but also for me when I decided to become a professional coach.

How to Become the Person You Want to Be

Step #1: Figure Out Who You Want To Be

What kind of person do you want to be? What qualities and habits would this person have? Why do you want to become this person? Defining who you want to be in the next stage of your life is how the process of manifestation gets started.

Step #2: Intend To Become This Person

Now that you know who you want to be, you need to choose to become this person. Place a hand over your heart and say, “I, (name), intend to become a person who (say the qualities, habits, and behaviors of the person you want to become).”

Step #3: Find Your Inner Alignment

Immerse yourself in the inner world of the person you’d like to become. Ask yourself, “If it were 100% true that I was this person right now, how would I feel? What would I have to believe about myself?” Imagine what a day in the life of this person would look and feel like. See yourself as that person and feel those emotions now.

Step #4: Take Inspired Action

Once you are in alignment with who you want to be, take inspired, courageous action. This means acting from the feeling of your desire already being fulfilled. If you wish to be a writer, start writing. If you would like to be a coach, start coaching. If you intend to be an entrepreneur, start a business. It really is that simple!

Step #5: Stay in Character

As you line up your inner sense of being with your actions, you will see how your outer reality starts to match your inner reality. As Esther Hicks described it, “Define who you want to be and stay in character.”

Rather than “faking it until you make it”, the process of manifestation is really about “choosing it, being it, feeling it, acting as if, and staying in character until you become it”.

From my heart to yours,

Become the Person You Want to Be