4 hours ago
“don’t fake it until you make it. that’s garbage advice. face it til you make it. get up. work hard. fail. stand back up again. face it again. do a little better.
fail again. get back up. repeat.”
there was once a point in my career where my mantra of “fake it til you make it” held me back. at first i was appalled because this is a phrase i would only use among friends. not to my boss. but even when speaking among friends you never know who is nearby or watching/ listening. you see, i was 18 years old. & i just started working my first “real job” & i had to maintain a certain level of professionalism, and “appearing” to be knowledgeable about products. (while i actually tried to learn about said products). i was a baby to the world. i knew nothing about building a career for myself. i never went to college for this. i just knew i wanted to do something with my life. i wanted to be successful and i was going to do whatever it took to make it happen. i bs’d anything i didn’t know while building real knowledge of the work that i was doing. and you know what? it worked for me 💁🏼♀️ for the time being. but i’m not 18 anymore and my experience has grown tremendously. so why am i still “living by” this way of life that no longer applies to me?
i guess it took a hard lesson that any guidelines that i am living by, including secret ones i only say to my friends 😂 are still guidelines i am putting out into the universe. or choosing to represent me. & i don’t want to be known as someone who “fakes” anything even as a survival means in a new job.
i want to be known for the hardworking, genuine, person i actually am. searching for new, much more positive mantras that represent the person i aim to be. not just in terms of jobs but for life.
grateful for these life lessons, although tough to hear (& share with you) but sometimes necessary to realign back on the right track.
always growing, striving, realigning to make way for better things to happen ♥️
what mantras are you guys choosing to live by?