Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Act as if. Three simple words that carry tremendous value. Acting as if is something that has changed my life. The more I focus on acting as if, the closer I become to the man I dreamt of when I was a little boy. It’s the man and coach I wanted to become when I began training.
Acting as if is simple, but not easy. It takes a one-track focus on the moment. “Act as if what you do makes a difference” is profound. I’ve been acting like this for the past 2 weeks and have seen noticeable changes in myself and those I interact with. They can see my enthusiasm for what they are doing and I feel great being able to serve them and their situation. Serving others is my “One Word” via Jon Gordon this year.
It’s fine and dandy to pick a word or phrase but harder to fully live it. I thought I knew what I was doing but acting as if has taken care of living my words.
Acting as if has allowed me to serve the people I want—athletes and coaches at Dakota State University to my fullest capacity. There will be better methods and I will learn as I grow. However, the basic act of serving others and acting as if will bring me further than a man/woman with supreme knowledge with no desire to serve.
The challenge is to find something in your life your are passionate about, a word you want to live fully this year, and act as if it matters—because it DOES.
As the sole member of the Strength & Conditioning Staff it could and sometimes has been easy to not act as if. Going on 3 years now I have learned a few things, however.
- Make it big time where you are at
- Act As IF the person interviewing you for your dream job is closely watching how you conduct yourself
- Treat everyone with respect and remember it’s not about me but about the athletes and coaches I serve
What is your One Word?
How will you act as if?