” Fake it till you make it”
Chances are, at some point in our lives, there have been some situations where we feel as if we have no clue what we’re doing but somehow find ourselves ‘selling’ an idea, a project or an or a skill (possibly thrown together at the last minute) with such conviction that others end up buying into it. At times, such scenarios can leave us feeling as if we’re an impostor – as if we’re projecting ourselves to be an expert yet in reality, we’re just figuring it all out as we go along.
Truth is, each one of us has experienced at least one of these moments. It’s important to keep in mind that as long as you do not explicitly ‘fake it’ with the intention of deceit or harm to others, being able to appear confident in situations that would normally terrifies you is actually quite a valuable asset. It is definitely a useful skill to be able to walk in to a room and project confidence when you feel as if you’d much rather run away and hide under a rock.
As difficult as it is to believe, no matter how perfectly ‘put together’ one may appears, no one really has it all together. We’re ALL just trying to grow our wings as we leap into the cliff that is life. That said, I do admit that some are better at ‘faking it’ than others. Please note that ‘faking it’ in this scenario, is not being inauthentic or pretending to be someone we’re not – rather, what I’m referring to is the ability to gather up the courage at a moment’s notice to face a challenge head on despite nagging (sometimes crushing) insecurities, fears and doubts.
With that, if you happen to be most of us who could always use an extra boost of confidence, here are 10 powerful inspirational quotes may just help you to feel credible and assured even in moments where you feel as if you are out of your comfort zone. 🙂
“Whether you think you can or you can not, you are right.” – Henry Ford
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Dr. Robert Anthony
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” – T. Harv Eker
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin