There is a particular saying that is very common among people as far as success is concerned, irrespective of where you are in the world, and that saying is to fake it till you make it. We all have various reasons for saying and doing things but do you really believe in faking it till you make it?
Let’s face the truth, the fact that you pretend to be making it or the fact that you make people believe you’re making it does not really mean you’re making it. Faking it till you make it either leaves you in the same state you were, or worse, disintegrate or completely eliminate you; it is very rare for people to make it while faking it.
You’re Deceiving Yourself
I’m someone who set and believes in my own theories while at the same time observing carefully the theories of others. One major thing I have noticed is that the theory of you faking it till you make it is completely ineffective, especially if you’re trying it with your online business.
Take a look at the blogosphere and you’ll discover that a lot of people start blogs on the subject of making money blogging when they themselves are yet to make a Cent from their blog – it has been proved that a very large percentage of these bloggers fail within a few months of them starting their blog and the only simple reason for this is that they’re trying to fake it till they make it. People are not ready to listen to you because you want them to believe you’re saying what is true, they are only ready to listen to you because they trust what you’re saying is true.
Imagine taking medical advice from a Mechanic, you know how dangerous that can be; the same principle applies to blogging and no one is ready to listen to you teaching them how to do something when you yourself can’t do it.
It is You That Matter
A solid truth many people are yet to realize, that if realized will make a huge impact, is that it is you that matter most, far more than your audience. Believe me! You can have a blog with tons of readers from all over the world while at the same time telling them how to make money blogging when you’re not yet making money blogging; your readers will choose to believe what they want and you will also choose to believe what you want – knowing that you’re only deceiving people and that you’re not truly successful as you preach will also affect how effective you are.
We all need motivation in whatever we do and it is our achievements that motivate us. If you teach people how to make money online and you yourself are making thousands of dollars online there is a great potential of you being active for a long period of time. And also, it doesn’t matter the number of people you’re able to deceive, if you keep teaching them how to make money online but you’re yet to make money online yourself you will end up quitting.
While people’s belief in us can go a long way our belief in ourselves is even more important. It doesn’t matter how much people believe in you they cannot force you to take action, and it doesn’t matter how much people find it difficult to believe in you it is your belief in yourself that will make you take action.
True success is about sincerity which brings about true respect. If you’re claiming to be what you aren’t people will start giving you the respect you don’t deserve, and while this might be fun at first it will end up causing your downfall in the nearest future.
I have noticed that people with little to no achievements work harder to make sure they achieve something compared to people with so many achievements; and once you start seeing yourself as someone with an achievement when you’re yet to be your passion and belief in yourself will begin to die down as time goes on…and this will eventually lead to your downfall.
Over to You!
Do you really believe in faking it till you make it? Is it another busted myth? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments section.