Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Overboard Strategy

Last night I was watching the ‘80s movie, Overboard, with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. A funny, silly movie and what a great couple on and off the screen.

I started to wonder what it would be like to experience Goldie Hawn’s character’s predicament. If you remember, she was a spoiled, rich girl who fell overboard off a yacht and awoke with amnesia. Kurt Russell is a down on his luck handyman with three kids who convinces Hawn that she is married to him.

What if you knew everything you know except for who you are? You could remember that brown shoes don’t go with a black suit, or that the Tar Heels are the greatest team…that…Ok, maybe in your mind that doesn’t happen, but you get my drift. However, you couldn’t remember a thing about your name, where you came from, your family…none of that?

What if you could make up who you are, starting right now? What would be different? Why not do that? Why not act as if you are who you want to be? In fact, that is what many psychologists and positive thought experts will tell you is the secret of success. To “Act as if.”

Try acting as if you are who you want to be; who you think you should be…for one hour. See how it feels. See how it makes you feel.

Why not try it today?

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