If I want to pee, I just pee. If I want to sniff, I sniff. When you are focused on what you are doing fully and with joy, and have no thought or care about the result, while you're doing it, then you will achieve your best results.
I've seen people be their most successful when they are convinced they are doing it "wrong."
Do the Opposite
"There is no way this is going to work," and that's when it comes out great. It's like that Seinfeld episode I used to watch where George the loser says, "I will do the opposite," of all of his initial thoughts and he becomes a huge success.
I saw my co-author Roger do this once. He had to meet people at a theater downtown and he forgot to take directions and his sense of smell is terrible. He was walking me around looking for the place and then he finally said, "I don't know where the theater is, I'm lost. Just for kicks I am just going to walk down the wrong street. I know it's not on this street."
About halfway down the street, we both saw the sign for the theater.
How to get into the Ivy Leagues the Wrong Way
My friend's person got into Brown University this way. His college entrance essay began "I am a great risk" and detailed how he was a poor candidate for Brown. He wrote it, he said, because he "didn't give a crap about what they thought because I knew I had no chance of getting in."
But he wrote the essay because he loves writing and he felt free and great doing it. He graduated four years later and is a published author today with a new book coming out spring of 2013.