"Fake it 'til you make it!"
Have you heard that one?
It's a popular saying for some people. They like to tell you that, if you're moving into a big goal or a big change and you're not really confident or sure
of yourself, you can fake it until you do.
On the surface, it sounds like good advice, but, really, it's just wrong, wrong, wrong!
Because if you're "faking it" part of you doesn't truly believe that what you're doing – or what you're trying to become – is real or can be real.
See, faking it only makes you a faker.
And, deep down, most of us don't like or respect fakers.
So when we try to "fake it 'til we make it" our minds hold on to these negative ideas about "faking it" and – subconsciously – make us doubt our own abilities.
Not only do we sense that doubt (and generally perform at a level somewhat
less than optimum), others can sense it as well (and tend not to believe us in our new roles).
As long as you hold in your mind even the slightest doubt about what you're
doing, you'll find that success stays just beyond your grasp.
Rather than "faking it 'til you make it" I want you to just BE it 'til everyone sees it! Show it 'til everyone knows it! (Even you.)
There's nothing wrong with being an inexperienced beginner in any field or any endeavor. But you've got to believe from the get-go that you are, without doubt, the person you are trying to become.
As Mahatma Ghandi said, you must "BE the change you want to see in the world." Or, for those of you who enjoy the more bizarre reference, as Tim Curry sang in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Don't dream it, be it."
So, get out there... and be it!