Someone I love very much once told me “Don’t fake it until you make it. Fake it until you become it!”
Faking it ’till you become it’, encapsulates so much. It means you’ve broken old habits and founded new strengths. How many people do you know can’t handle a compliment? They disbelieving retort “thanks, but that’s not true” or “oh, I just got lucky”. How many times have you responded this way when others people have complimented or congratulated you? Well, it’s time to start changing until you can see the good others see in you, and get to where you want to be. The why is because it’ll make you happier, more confident &successful. Here’s the keys of how:
Internalize success. Sure, you may have been lucky, but the point is you did your part. Stop feeling guilty and start owning your victories! Internalize them. Enjoy them. Let them validate and inspire you to keep going.
Do the right thing at the right time. Often, doing the right thing at the wrong time leaves you frustrated and ineffective. Start your business, write that novel. Have the guts and dedication to invest in your dreams and aspirations. You only live once.
Stop saying “It’s the way I am, there’s nothing I can do about it.” People like this drive me crazy. Why? Because statistics say that a child of my circumstances should have amounted to nothing. And yet I landed myself a 4 year academic scholarship to University, now I’m a successful wife, mother, expat and entrepreneur. I have never let my past circumstances define my future and neither should you.
“Do or do not. There is no try” -Yoda
Without exploring your limits you will never realize your full potential. You could be the best player on your team and not know it if you never try your hardest. Take control of your situation. Like I said already, don’t just fake it until you make it. Fake it until you become it!
And last of all…Make your actions match your words. Aligning these will be hard. It’ll take practice and commitment. But nothing easy is worth having, right? The results will be that you will become that person you have always dreamed of becoming. You will defy your circumstances. You will not only feel empowered but empower those around you.
What are you waiting for? Go change your world.