Fake It ‘Til You Make It: An Ultimate Goal?

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By Steven E. Sacks

How many times have we heard the expression “Fake it ‘til you make it”? It usually involves those who have secured positions in companies where they feel they are not up to the challenge.

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People feel that they have to work doubly or triply as hard as others lest they be discovered that they are not qualified. If you are one of them and you exhausted yourself to the point of unhealthy habits to achieve something, you may not get that warm, fuzzy feeling of confidence that you can do it again. If the same assignment was given to someone else, you firmly believe he or she could do it as capably, quickly, better and more efficiently.