I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say this and that person truly believing it. This is such a flawed premise and really leads so many people down a road that doesn’t result in success. When you are “faking it” you’re usually trying to be someone you’re not. You are basing a lot of your decisions, or goals, on trying to achieve what someone else has. Taking the same path they took, trying to be as successful as they are.
As the late Bill Gove said,
“If I want to be free, I’ve gotta be me. Not the me that I think you think I should be. Not the me that I think my wife/husband thinks I should be. Not the me that I think my kids think I should be. If I want to be free, I’ve got be me. So, I better know who me is.”
This is where the power of thought comes in. You need to trust the creative process and understand if you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. Maybe you have established a goal you want to go after and once you identify your goal you start focusing on the “how”. This is where many professionals and entrepreneurs get stuck. They spend a significant amount of time worrying about the “how”, which keeps them from the doing. This is also called “paralysis by analysis”.
My advice to you, don’t fake it and don’t get stuck on the how. Identify what you really want and get after it. The how will fall into place and the results will fall into place much quicker.