Manifestation happens when you get vibrational aligned with your dreams & goals. And there is ONE method I teach in all my manifestation training, and it’s 100% the best way to make your dream come true by using the power of acting as if The “act as if manifestation technique.”
Or, as I call it in my PRO manifestation course, the art of becoming your success persona, your future successful self.
Want to learn how to manifest faster by acting as if? Then you are in the right place.
- One of the big secrets of manifestation is “acting as if” you have already reached your goal. You must first become the person who is already living your ideal life. Your successful future self.
- Act as if YOU are this person, and you will become her.
- This is NOT the same as “fake it until you make it” – It’s about getting true alignment and transforming on a subconscious level.
What Means “Act As If” & Why Does It Help With Manifestation
There is this belief that manifestation works the way that you can “think things into existence.”
But that’s not really correct. Manifestation happens when you achieve alignment with your goal and then take inspired action out of this alignment.
(For a detailed description of the manifestation process, I recommend you read my guide on how to manifest).
In this post, I want to focus solely on the Act As If manifestation technique, which means that in order to manifest your desires, you have to act as if this desired state is already your reality.
But this is not really a manifestation method; this is a crucial part of the manifesting process.
More on that in a bit.
Let’s first see what it really means… Acting as if is when you start living like the person who is already living your dream life.
- thinking like
- acting like
- being like
…someone who has already achieved what you want to manifest.
In my PRO manifestation course, I call this Success Persona. Becoming your future successful you.
But do not confuse this with “fake it until you make it” – sure, in the beginning, it will feel a bit fake because you will need to leave your comfort zone a bit and show your subconscious that you are ready to receive your dreams.
Act as if means that you truly turn into that person. It means that you transform on a deep subconscious level. It’s not fake at all.
That’s why I said that this is not really a technique or method; this is a key part of manifestation. It’s how the law of attraction works: like attracts like. And it all starts with YOU becoming what you want to attract first.
The Act As If Technique in 4 Simple Steps
So let’s have a look at how you can use the act-as-if technique to manifest faster.
Step 1: Get to Know Your Success Persona (Your Future Successful You)
I call this process creating your Success Persona. It is about understanding exactly who you are when you have fulfilled your dream and when you are living your dream life.
Let me make a real-life example: let’s say you want to manifest a job promotion and take over your team as the new manager.
Then ask yourself questions like:
- How is the manager of the team talking to you and your peers?
- When does she/he start to work in the morning, and when does she/he leave the office?
- What tasks does she/he prioritize during the work day?
Of course, you can’t just start to act like you are the boss and invite “your new team” for meetings, but you can definitely adjust your work hours or start to talk differently to the others on the team.
The list of questions can be much longer, of course. The deeper you go, the more you learn about yourself as your successful future self.
P.S. Creating your success persona is an important part of my PRO manifestation course; that’s where I teach my signature action-based manifestation method and help women to transform on a deep subconscious level.
If this sounds interesting to you, I suggest you join us in the free email course, where you learn more about how action-based manifestation works.
Step 2: Learn From the Future to Change Your Present (Your Inner Coach)
When I started my manifestation blog and founded the SelfMadeLadies community, I said goodbye to 1:1 coaching sessions after nearly ten years in the business.
That’s after I had the epiphany that we are our best coaches ourselves.
I started to teach women how to create their own inner manifestation coach. And today, I have helped tens of thousands of readers & students with this unique take on manifestation.
The work of a coach is nothing more than looking at you, your situation, your problem, etc., from a different perspective. A coach can only give you the hints, the action. In the end, you need to take yourself.
So why not get these “hints” from that ONE person that knows you the best and has actually manifested what you desire?
Exactly, that’s your success persona; you turn her into your coach, and you let her guide you on what to do in the present.
And you do that with reflection work.
Reflect on your dream future, your goal, and the step into YOURSELF as the person living this dream. When you are in that state, you can start to reflect on what it takes to get there.
Expert Manifestation Tip: The best way to get to that state is with creative visualization, just start to imagigne yourself in that future and make the image big and bright. You can take this further and imagigne talking to your future self, asking her questions, even taking notes.
If you struggle to get yourself into that relaxed state of a visualization, try to first use a guided meditation. You can click here and sign up so that I can send you my favorite session for free.
Step 3: Get Emotionally Aligned
No starts the real transformation. But the “act as if” manifestation technique is not just about acting differently; it’s about thinking differently and, most importantly, about feeling differently.
Emotions are the fuel for your manifestation; as long as you don’t get vibrationally aligned with the person you want to become, you will not get there.
For this, you have to do two things:
- Identify Your Abundance Blocks.
- Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind.
So first, you have to fill that gap between your current YOU and your future successful YOU. And you do that by overcoming your manifestation blocks, limiting beliefs, and transforming your subconscious to fully align with your desired goal.
It’s not about becoming 100% free of all limiting beliefs, fears, or other blocks. But you can’t match the emotional frequency of your goal as long as you have some major blocks standing in your way.
So after you have reflected on your “success persona,” it’s time to look closer at where you stand right now. Because you can’t change something if you don’t know what it is.
I love to use the following techniques to reflect on myself:
To get the full list, including a practical table that shows you what technique is best for what, take a look at my guide on the best manifestation methods.
To reprogram your subconscious mind, you can use these tools:
Good to Know: The good news is that your subconscious starts to transform the second you identify a block. And every action step you take after that is a step closer to your dream. So don’t forget that this is a journey.
Step 4: Take Better Inspired Actions (And Expect Resistance)
Manifestation is then happening when you take action. Because manifestation comes from the Latin verb “manifestare” which means that “you make something real.”
But it’s not about taking any action; you want to take inspired actions. Big, bold actions that bring you a quantum leap nearer to your goal.
If you did a good job with the last point and worked on your major abundance blocks, it means that you are now better aligned with your goal. And this alignment alone will help you to take action more easily.
And since you got emotionally connected with your future successful you, you can now align your actions directly with what did bring her to where she is.
That’s “Act As If” at its full force.
The secret of the act as if manifestation technique is this: it’s not only about the acting part. It’s about stepping into the person that has already achieved the big goal you want to manifest.
So don’t wait for your manifestations to happen; make them happen by taking inspired actions now!
P.S. Here is an idea of ONE inspired action you can take today: click here and download your free guided meditation – this will not only help with reflecting on your success persona, but this will also sign you up for our VIP list, where I send out regular community-only manifestation tips.
So start to act as if right now because your future successful self is 100% an action taker!