Fake it till you make it is a catchphrase that suggests that confidence can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Nobody knows exactly what they're doing the first time. It is often a good idea just to run with a new responsibility, even if you feel you have no idea what you're doing. There are obviously limits to this. However, the sensation that you're a little over your head is a sign that you're growing.
|Definition||Exerting confidence when you're out of your depth.|
|Value||The path to growth is filled with challenges and there is no reason for this to shake your confidence.|
|Criticism||Faking it too hard may be seen as a lack of candor.
Taken too far, faking it can represent an unacceptable risk. |
|Related Concepts||Charismatic AuthorityFraming MotivationLeadership|
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