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Hey, younger me...it turns out faking isn't necessary

authentic fake real May 08, 2020
 

Hey everyone, I've addressed this video to my younger self but maybe it will help you in some way.

We've all heard the phrase "fake it 'till you make it", right?

I'm sure some of you have used it before or are still using it in some circumstances.

I've used it too! I used it for years as a way to motivate myself to just dive in and try to solve problems even if I didn't know how to solve them. It's like, "Hey, I don't know how to do this but I need to or want to therefore I'll just "fake it till I make it." I'll figure it out.

I'd say it's worked for me in some situations when I've needed to just figure it out and get it done.

But in the last few years, I've thought a lot more about this.

I'm thinking about the phrase "fake it till you make it"  like through two lenses of a pair of eyeglasses.

  • First, there is that which I communicate to myself, my internal dialog, my thought life.
  • Second, there are the messages I communicate to others, whether verbally or through my behavior.
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