Are you faking it?
They say fake it till you make it... but honestly if you feel like you are faking it, then you lose your authentic self and it just does not feel right.
How can you be confident in yourself when you know that you have no idea what you are doing? We all have that thing we have always wanted to do.
But for so many reasons, excuses and fears we haven’t. It is time we allow ourselves the opportunity to do and to be!
We at least have to try and like Steve Harvey says: You have to jump!
At some point in our lives we have to JUMP! It will not be easy by any means. If you never try, you’ll never know! We can not stand on the fence our whole lives wondering "what if?"
What you would do if money was no object?
If you already know your passion, that is awesome! If you don’t, then do some self-exploration. Ask what you would do if money was no object.
A friend asked me this some years ago and I could not answer that question and it really bothered me.
Here I was taking a Master’s degree and it was a subject that I’m very interested but it was not my thing. That was my turning point!
Self-exploration is key!
Thus began my self-exploration which is still on-going. Where you are right now is good enough to start.
I have been on a steep learning curve for the past year and I realized I was getting analysis paralysis and it was just time to jump!
When you figure out your thing, learn what you need to do. Take from your learnings and people around you by asking questions and doing your research. It will not feel like you are faking it.
The more you do it, the more you look at that "imposter syndrome" in your rear view!
If you need to take a course or do some research then just do it! Google is just a click away.
And before you know it... practice makes perfect, the more you do it the better you get. “Experience tells you what to do... confidence allows you to do it”.
Pull from whatever related experience you may have. If you have no experience reach out to someone who does, you’ll be amazed at how much a lot of people are willing to help.
Change your thinking!
What are your thoughts? Your thoughts matter! As the saying goes if you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.
As you think, so you are. Our thoughts become our reality.
So why not think and choose every day that you can. Self-doubt is the enemy and it starts in your thinking.
Choose today to start working towards what you’ve always wanted to do... why not you?
Remember that you are enough and you can start where you are.
Please leave a comment and let me know what steps you are taking towards your goals. I would love to hear from you.