No, because choosing and consciousness are conditioned. Simply spontaneously observe the crazy idea that you are already a Tathagatha, without relying on anything, and that itself is an enlightened observation... Seeing that you don't choose to be a Buddha (because choosing is conditioned, Buddha is not), but rather, you couldn't possibly choose to be anything else. Whatever it is you might choose to be is itself an expression of freedom -- perhaps an illusion -- which only covers the underlying truth.
How is observing the crazy idea that you are already a Tathagata any different than thinking of oneself as Buddha, or "choosing to think of oneself as Buddha?"
Observing an idea is conditioned, dualistic, is it not?