“Wooo!’ he said, slamming his shot glass down and coughing a bit. ‘That’s good stuff.’
I agreed heartily. ‘Shall we do another one?’ I asked.
‘Oh no,’ Jesus said quietly, his eyes growing round. ‘This is one of those situations where I have to stop and ask myself, what would I do?”
– Kevin Hearne, Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles)
This books series is a lot of fun and in the above scene, Atticus (the Iron Druid) is in a bar drinking with Jesus. The question the quote ends with is a great one: “What would I do?” A common technique in brainstorming is to choose a person and ask yourself – What would X do? You can choose someone famous, someone you know or someone you don’t know. The person can be alive or dead. It can be your best friend or a relative. It is just about putting yourself in some other person’s shoes and try to picture what they would do in the situation you are in. It often gives me great ideas.
Sometimes, it is an even better idea to ask yourself – What would I do? To really sit down and think about what you want to do. What do I need at the moment? What am I anxious about that might prevent me from doing it? What would be a lot of fun?
By answering the question you will get to know yourself better and what you want out of life. What would I do?