That was a saying in my Mary Kay group back when I sold Mary Kay. Someday I'll blog about that whole debacle. And it was a D.E.B.A.C.L.E.
Anyway, the idea was to fake success until you actually reached success. I did not like it in the Mary Kay context because part of the job was to get other people to become Mary Kay consultants and order large inventories which is where your real "success" would come from. However, the phrase has stuck with me all these years and I often apply it to my life in other ways and I am in need of it once again.
The many ways in which I need to Fake it 'til I Make it:
I love to clean and organize my house.
I love to eat healthy and exercise.
I love to be self disciplined with my time.
Good Lord Almighty, Please, PLEASE! HELP ME! What I would really like to do right now is go sit in a Starbucks somewhere and drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes and eat pumpkin bread while I read books. Then I'd like to come home and crawl back into my bed for a long nap. Then I'd like to get up and go out to lunch with someone. Then I'd like to come home and crawl back in bed with a pile of books. Then I'd like my husband to bring home dinner. Really.
I have been to the gym this morning. I have not eaten anything yet. I have pulled out my scheduling kit and written things on little squares of paper until I started hyperventilating because I know I want to do more than I can fit in a day.
I am now going to go fake it. Pray I make it. Please!