Most of us do not claim to be actors.
Very few of us have ever taken the stage or been in front of a camera. We have never been taught the finer points of how to bring a fictional character to life for an audience.
And yet, many of us have been acting in an uncredited role for much of our lives. I know I have done it. I have spent much of my adult life pretending. I have made up a fictional version of myself, a version of myself that I want people to believe is real.
The problem is that I have often spent so much time and energy pretending to be something, when I could just actually be the person I’m pretending to be.
If the make-believe version of yourself is so great, if that’s what you want people to believe you are, then why not make a change? Why not be the person you pretend to be? Don’t give people the fake version of you. Just believe that you can be the great person you want to be. Be an artist, a writer, a singer, a superhero.
It’s the most important role of your lifetime.
What do you wish you were? What are you pretending to be today? What if you decided to stop pretending and just started to be?