That makes sense, thanks Steve. I think this solution can be applied to a number of situations I had in mind with this example - and I particularly like the quote "What kind of person would have already done it by now?"
. However, in the objective reality model, you might still not be able to reach a goal if it highly depends on someone else changing their mind or attitude, even if you make an identity switch and become the kind of person who would be able to help or influence the other person. But, well, this is just a very specific situation and I think the overall concept is powerful, I don't want to discuss the one exception I could find, when we could be discussing how to benefit from this in so many other situations where the concept works wonderfully.
Thanks for answering, though, Steve.