I’ve often said I’m a prime example of the advice, “Fake it ‘til you make it.” The idea is that if you act a certain way, those actions will lead to real change.
We hear this counsel in a variety of ways:
Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.
Act “as if”—as if you have the qualities that you want to have, such as confidence or a positive attitude. (See Bonny’s post about power poses and finding your inner Wonder Woman.)
It is easier to act your way into a feeling than to feel your way into an action.
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