Don't Fake It Until You Make It
Some of the worst advice well-intending parties give — "fake it until you make it."
This is wrong.
A fake, by definition, is a thing that is not genuine; a forgery or sham.
Who can trust someone faking it? We typically call those persons liars.
Instead, the advice given should be, "Believe it until you become it."
Belief is authentic. Real. Sincere.
Believing in something requires courage, great strength and resolve.
We can operate in a more heartfelt and honest manner if we believe in something, even if it is not yet a reality.
Belief gives us hope. Empowering us to attempt to create that which is not yet.
When we believe in something, we can enroll others to support our belief. And build a community, culture, and effort based on belief.
Faking it never works. But belief works wonders.
Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm