When I was a child, I was the entertainer in the family. My dad is a stand-up comic (It was tough to make him laugh.) and my mom is a wonderful audience. My sister has other gifts, like being brilliant and academic, so this was one of my roles.
One thing I used to do was to imitate a chicken. I don’t remember where I learned to do it, but I remember being about 8 or 9 years old and making my parents laugh their heads off with it. Once, my dad asked, “How do you do that?” And I shrugged and said, “You just think chicken.”
Now, as an actress (My entertainment abilities took me to the stage for years, and I recently returned in community theatre.), this is really how I create a character. I think about that character and become her.
And this is how you create everything in your life. You may know that you create everything, whether consciously or un-, but that is another blog post. Or seven. You “think chicken” and become chicken.
You’ll find similar explanations in Napoleon Hill’s classic self-help book, Think and Grow Rich, the old 80s theory of “dress for success”, and probably every self-improvement process you can think of.
If you want to be, do, or have something (material things, experiences, relationships, changes), you have to think chicken. Think that you ARE, ARE DOING, or ARE HAVING that something.
It all starts with thinking chicken. Good cluck! (Whew. Sorry, that was terrible!)