“Fake it ‘Til You Make It”
“Fake it “til you make it”, that’s a phrase I have read and heard many times. I have even heard other coaches say that they tell their clients to “just fake it until you make it”.
I understand that it is being used to encourage one to think positively. I do get that it’s sometimes used to support one in believing that they can be and do anything they want in order to have what they want. However, I have to say that I still struggle with the idea of faking it until I make it.
What does “fake it ‘til you make it” really mean?
Does it mean acting like someone I am not, (but wish I was) until I become that someone?
Does it mean that if I want to be a billionaire that I should start acting and living as if I had a billion dollars?
If I am faking it, what happens to the real me? How does faking it support me in being my authentic self?
What about being grateful for who I am and what I currently have? What about getting clear about the things I want in my life – things that are in alignment with who I am, setting realistic goals, and committing to take action? Won’t that support me in continuing to grow as a person? Won’t that enable me to achieve the things I want in my life? Won’t that achieve the same outcome as faking it until I make it?
Hmmmm…enquiring minds would love to know. Any thoughts?