Fake it till you… don’t make it

The actual narrative

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In building anything worthwhile, it’s easy to get tempted to fake it till you make it.

It’s really a trap.

The dark side of "fake it till you make it" is that you never actually get to make it.

The first step towards change is acceptance— that you aren't where you should be yet.

You might not notice but when you keep faking the result, your brain is pushed into a position of rest, — "I can always find my way around this."

You then get a sense of reward you would have gotten if you had the actual thing, that you are no longer interested in the actual thing.

For most of the time, it's not what we seek that we actually want. What we seek is only a medium to something else.

For example, we don't want money because we want money. We want it because it gives us access to something else— security, choices, comfort, status and so on...

The proof is that we can easily give the money to get any of those.

Even from The Scriptures we see that some people settled for religion instead of a true life of power with God because they had a "form of godliness" (not the actual stuff).

When you keep dancing around with something that looks like but isn't it, you make it more difficult to reach out to the actual result.

DON’T FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. ACCEPT WHERE YOU ARE. THAT’S THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS CHANGE.

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Olusegun Iyejare

Olusegun Iyejare

Olusegun Iyejare is a career coach and certified counsellor who is passionate about helping career people balance mental well-being and career success.