HOW TO FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
RELAX: You ARE making it while you’re faking it.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
What’s so bad about faking it? Doesn’t everybody? I always flagellated myself for being a fake, until I realised everybody is. Just because I have a big mouth doesn’t mean I am not shivering in my boots, but there is no confessional imperative to ‘fess up all the time. You’ve got to start somewhere, and it is in the doing that one learns to do. Nobody can do everything immediately without actually doing it. A million qualifications do not guarantee ability. Experience is the best teacher. All the clichés apply here.
Even wise Aristotle said, “Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions. You become temperate by performing temperate actions. You become brave by performing brave actions.”
HOW TO BEAT IMPOSTER SYNDROME:
- Let go of any morality surrounding the false presentation of yourself.
- Be aware that your money blueprint is a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself.
- Believe that you already are the person you wish to be.
- Know that all power exists in our thoughts.
- Act optimistic and wealthy. Reality aligns with that – riches and positive things will manifest.
- Affirm by using positive words about yourself.
COURAGE, FELLOW HUMAN, COURAGE
Very few people feel courageous all the time, but pretend to be the person you do not have the courage to be, and the surface reality will become true.
Wikipedia even has a definition for ‘fake it till you make it’:
Imitate confidence so that as the confidence produces success,
it will generate confidence.
So just get on with it, and before you know it you are no longer faking it, but making it!
Author: Suenel Bruwer Holloway
Author: The author is a playwright, poet, speech writer, translator and editor as well as guest writer. She specializes in satirical social commentary, the arts, education, book reviews and three course picnics. She comes from a long line of hat wearers.
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