Fake it til you make it...
This is something my mom used to tell me when I first started working for the government. I was 22 years old, fresh out of college, and felt completely incompetent to be doing the job I was hired to do.
She would tell me, "Fake it til you make it. You'll get there one day."
While she is right, it also takes a shift in your mindset to get there. You have to believe in yourself. And that isn't always something easy to do. Believe me when I tell you that.
For years, I doubted myself. I questioned what I was doing and if it was the right thing. I even doubted myself when I left the government. Even though everything was screaming at me that it was the right choice, I doubted myself.
I didn't know how to get beyond the fake it part.
Truthfully, I didn't think I'd ever know how to get past that part. And when I think about it now, I still questioned a lot of my decisions even after leaving the government. I asked others around me if I was doing the right thing.
I don't think it was until I found my way back to God that I stopped worrying and wondering all those things. I'd like to think I learned it a long time ago, but it's really only been a couple years.
Do I still doubt myself? Sure...every now and again.
But do I let it consume me and paralyze me? Nope!
I've learned to trust God. And in turn, trust myself and my gut instincts. I've also taken on the "Hell yes" mentality. If something I'm trying to decide on isn't a resounding HELL YES, then it's a NO!
I wish I would've learned that lesson a long time ago, because I think I would've made some different choices. But you know something? Everything I've been through has made me who I am today. I needed those life experiences to mold me and shape me into...well, into ME!
So yes. Fake it til you make it. Listen to what others say when they tell you they believe in you...tell yourself the positives every day. Because what you believe is ultimately what you achieve.
So keep your thoughts strong and positive and focused on what you want to achieve, and you'll get there! And until you truly 100% believe in yourself, fake it! You'll make it there eventually!
You got this! I know you do! And I believe in you!
Have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,