One of my favourite people when it comes to making me laugh is Ellen Degeneres. She once said that we only use 10% of our brains. She went on to say ‘Imagine what we could achieve if we used the other 60%.’
I look up to Ellen in a big way, she’s funny, kind, and an all out nice person. I was thinking, how would I act differently if she were watching? Or anyone else I admire come to think of it. Apart from trying to be a lot funnier (which would be embarrassing to watch) I’d probably get more done, be a lot nicer and give things a go more. I wouldn’t let anxiety get in the way.
Imagine someone you absolutely adore. Someone you think is the closest to perfect you’ve ever met. They might be a celebrity, a relative, a friend, even a fictional character. Think how it makes you feel to pretend they are watching you. Do you sit up a bit straighter? Are you living life more on the wild side? Would you shower EVERY day????
I challenge you to go and live for a day like they were watching your every move. Notice how your behaviour and attitudes change. Is it for the best? Do you get more done? Do you achieve more?
If it makes a positive difference, try it for a week, then a month. Eventually you will become the person you were trying to be. You will become someone that makes you and your hero proud.