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Fake it 'til you make it - Why pretending to be successful is a bad idea

12/04/2023 | By: FDS

"Fake it until you make it" is the advice many people get these days when seeking advice on how to become successful in life. In fact, this advice is often a bad idea, as it can lead to people getting in over their heads and not knowing how to achieve their goals.

Faking success to make it appear that you are more successful than you really are can lead to a sense of despair when you are unable to achieve your goals. People who pretend to be something they are not quickly lose sight of what they really want to achieve and how to achieve it.

In addition, pretending to be successful can also lead to a bad reputation. When people realize that someone is trying to be what they are not, it can lead to a bad reputation that can affect the person's entire professional and personal life.

Instead, people should focus on what they are capable of and what they want to achieve, and not be tempted to fake something they are not. Success cannot be achieved by "faking it," but real success can be achieved by putting in the effort and making the right choices.

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