This reminds me of an exercise Tim Ferris was suggesting in the 4-hour workweek. The idea was to lie down anywhere, count to 10 and then simply get up.
I had decided to try it during a trip to Italy.
It literally took me a week to work the courage to do it a first time. I was concerned about how people would react. The commotion it would create.
At some I told myself, if you do t try it you will regret it later. It’s 10 seconds. Worst that happens is a guards comes along and tells you to move along.
So I did, in the middle of the Piazza San Marco.
And, nothing happened.
It felt liberating.
I tried again a few times. The most revealing time was on the Pontevecchio in Florence.
People were annoyed (there was a lot of people).
But nobody stopped to help.
Nobody told me to move.
And that was so enlightening and empowering in my entrepreneurial journey.