“Fake It ‘Til You Make It”

“What’s that pithy phrase mean?” Mitch asked, readying himself for an education he knew she would eagerly provide.

Lara said, “That’s something my therapist has been telling me for years. The idea is that in order to achieve a goal, you fake your confidence in its eventual achievement or you whole-cloth pretend you’ve already got it.

“For instance, if I wake up feeling like I’m going to have a terrible day, I fake my approach to it. I pretend it’s going to be a fantastic day. I change my mind through my attitude. I think the theory is based on the fact we don’t have control over most things in our lives. We end up getting stuck in our reactions to all those things which are out of our control.

“The whole ‘faking it’ technique is about how we approach the situations in our lives, not how we react to them.” Lara nodded, as if to confirm for herself that she had explained the idea properly.

It’s going to be a great day.

Just keep telling yourself that.

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