People often like to say, “You gotta fake it till you make it.”
What a gem of advice?
I’m afraid not!
Because this implicitly means the “fake you” is someone better than “who you” inherently are,
and this, my friend, is simply incorrect.
Because the person you imagine yourself to be in the very best and most powerful moments of your life is the authentic you.
And in reality, you’re probably even much more phenomenal than that.
The great Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, “I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.”
Sounds amazing! Isn’t it?
So why it gets so difficult to perform at that higher level consistently?
Why is it so tough to stay connected to the very best version of ourselves all the time?
The problem isn’t that we don’t want to be authentic, nor is it that we don’t buy into the fact that authenticity leads to more success.
The fact is that most of us do long to be everything that we really are.
The real problem is that few of us know how to dig deep within to find that place in our lives.
Most of us simply don’t know how to move from who we are pretending to be to who we truly are.